CFD reports 3 drug overdoses in last 2 weeks

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The Canton Fire Department responded to three drug overdoses in the two week period between September 14 and 28. Emergency responders successfully administered Narcan in two of the cases, while the other victim did not require the administration of Narcan. The individuals treated were a 22-year-old female, a 33-year-old male, and a 26-year-old female.

In related news, the Norfolk Country Prescription Drug Task Force, part of the district attorney’s office, released overdose statistics for the period between May 22 and August 30. Within the county there were 35 fatal overdoses, and the victims ranged in age from 19 to 61 with an average age of 36. Most of the fatal overdoses were males. Eleven of the 27 communities in the county had one or more fatal overdoses, including 10 in Quincy, five each in Weymouth and Braintree, four in Stoughton, and three in Canton. According to the DA’s office, there were nine cases involving heroin, seven involving opiates and benzodiazepines, six involving gabapentin, five involving pharmaceuticals, and three involving cocaine.

Police ID suspect in alleged exposure incident

Canton police have identified a suspect in an alleged case of indecent exposure that occurred at the Connolly-Farnham Memorial Park off Neponset Street in mid August.

Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty said the suspect, Glen Robitaille, 54, of Bellingham, will be summoned to court to face one count each of open and gross lewdness and accosting a person of the opposite sex, a misdemeanor charge.

The alleged incident occurred on August 17 around 9:45 a.m. The victim, who was walking her dog, said a man approached her without any clothes on and offered her money in exchange for sex.

Police said the suspect was seen on surveillance video at the nearby Dunkin’ Donuts within 30 minutes of the incident.

Rafferty said the case was broken with the help of the “Massachusetts Most Wanted” website and the media, including Fox 25. Rafferty said the suspect’s girlfriend urged the suspect to call police when she saw the Fox 25 report.

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