Child’s quick thinking saves unresponsive adults after apparent drug overdose

Posted April 10, 2014, at 12:16 p.m.
Last modified April 10, 2014, at 5:46 p.m.

NEW SHARON, Maine — Maine State Police are praising a child for quick thinking after notifying a neighbor of two unresponsive adults in a Franklin County residence on Tuesday.

The neighbor subsequently called 911 to report a drug overdose, Sgt. Matt Casavant of the state police said.

State police went to the Farmington Falls Road residence and found two adults, whose identities were not disclosed, unresponsive because of apparent heroin overdoses, according to Casavant.

In addition to state police, Franklin County sheriff’s deputies, Farmington police, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officers, New Sharon firefighters and Northstar Ambulance went to the home, the sergeant said.

One of the adults was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening, Casavant said.

A search warrant of the residence turned up evidence of drug use, specifically heroin, according to Casavant. Police are investigating the matter to confirm the cause of the overdose.