New Canaan Police Department officers have saved a heroin overdose victim’s life in town, officials said Monday. It isn’t clear when or where the incident occurred and, citing reasons of privacy, police also withheld details about the victim, such as age, gender and town of residence. According to a press release issued by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, officers once dispatched arrived on scene in less than two minutes, determined that the victim recently had used heroin and administered a drug known as ‘Narcan,’ which is designed to reverse an opioid overdose.
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Police on Monday arrested a 57-year-old New Canaan man by warrant and charged him with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of his own son by heroin overdose. Mark H. Lynch, of Parade Hill Road, additionally was charged with possession of narcotics and illegal manufacture, distribution or sale of drugs. His son, Christopher Lynch—a funny young man who rooted for the Jets and Yankees and graduated from New Canaan High School in 2009, according to his obituary—died Sept.
Police on Wednesday night arrested a 26-year-old Frogtown Road man for possession of narcotics, including heroin, and other drug-related charges after an officer stopped the resident’s car for running a stop sign. It happened at about 8:13 p.m. on May 18, when an officer stopped the car for disobeying the stop sign at Frogtown and Ponus Ridge,, according to a press release issued by New Canaan Police Department Chief Leon Krolikowski. During the stop, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana emitting from the single-occupant vehicle, the chief said.
Turn on the TV or read the news, and you are likely to hear about the nation’s current opioid crisis. You see and hear the shocking reality of how it has afflicted families just like yours. This epidemic is sweeping communities in Connecticut and around the country.
New Canaan Police K 9 Apollo at NCHS
The New Canaan Police Department’s newly deployed K-9 unit swept through New Canaan High School’s hallways Wednesday morning, sniffing lockers during a demonstration and training exercise that could yield a more regular effort to use the drug-sniffing dog to combat substance abuse among local youth. Apollo, a German shepherd dog that since completing training in July has worked throughout town with NCPD Officer David Rivera—making his public debut at the Family Fourth at Waveny and already helping police with drug arrests in town—spent more than one hour sniffing lockers up and down NCHS hallways. The keenly sensitive, drug-sniffing dog successfully detected marijuana and heroin planted by NCPD officers during a tightly controlled test, and is able additionally to detect crack-cocaine and cocaine, among other drugs, Rivera said.