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Torrington police respond to overdose on South Main Street; Ridgefield man found dead

This story originally appeared in the Register Citizen and was written by Ben Lambert. 

TORRINGTON >> The Torrington Police Department responded to a reported overdose Thursday finding a Ridgefield man who was pronounced dead at the scene, Lt. Bart Barown said Friday.

The man, who was 29 years old, was found unresponsive and pronounced at 202 South Main St. after his roommate made a call to police, Barown said. The man’s name is not being released to the public at this time, Barown said.

The house at 202 South Main St., is a residential property owned by Grantie Ridge Reality LLC, according to city records.

The call came in at 5:21 p.m., and detectives remained on scene until after 9 p.m., Barown said. A powder substance and drug paraphernalia was seized as part of the investigation, which is ongoing, Barown said.

The lieutenant said he was not sure whether naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effect of opiate overdoses, was used as part of the response. The body was transported from the scene by representatives of the state Medical Examiner’s Office.

This is the third death in the city linked to a suspected overdose in recent days.

Torrington police responded to three reported overdoses, two of which proved to be fatal, on Dec. 29.

Alycia Cimino, 29, of Massapequa, N.Y., was found unresponsive at 33 Prospect St., then taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, where she later died.

Kaitlyn Knapp, 21, of Danbury, was found unresponsive at 615 South Main St. and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 28-year-old woman was also found unresponsive at the Stop & Shop location at 118 High St. on Dec. 29, Barown said earlier this week. She was revived by Campion Ambulance and the Torrington Fire Department, then treated and released from Charlotte Hungerford Hospital later that day.

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