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Connecticut Heroin Epidemic Spreads Through Weston

Weston Police Chief John Troxell
Weston Police Chief John Troxell Photo Credit: File

WESTON, Conn. -- Even Weston is not immune to Connecticut's deadly heroin epidemic, according to The Weston Forum.

Police Chief John Troxell revealed that Weston has had two opioids incidents in the past few months, and one person is still in the hospital, The Weston Forum reported.

A resident of Weston died in an overdose of heroin and cocaine while attending the University of Pittsburgh last August, said The Weston Forum.

Heroin paraphernalia and empty bottles of oxycodone were found in the home of former Weston resident Kyle Navin when he was arrested for allegedly killing his parents Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin, The Weston Forum reported.

The number of opioid overdoses has risen in recent years, with 444 deaths statewide reported in 2015 compared to 349 in 2014 and 286 in 2013, The Weston Forum said.

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