Young Gilford man survives heroin overdose

LACONIA — A 21-year-old Gilford man was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail for one count of possession of heroin after he accidentally overdosed while in his parents home on Oxbow Lane Wednesday night.

Police affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division said Kelsey Hron's, parents found him at 11:45 p.m. laying on his bed. They told police he wasn't breathing and was purple and called 911.

Hron's father pounded on his chest and was able to bring him around. Affidavits said when police and fire responders arrived Hron was standing up. They said his eyes were bloodshot and he appeared disoriented.

Police recovered a spoon with liquid and gauze, a syringe, and a small plastic bag containing a white powdered substance.

After he was seen at Lakes Region General Hospital, Hron was charged with one count of possession of heroin.

During his video arraignment, Gilford's prosecutor Eric Bredbury argued for $5,000 cash only bail saying that he thought Hron was a danger to the community but more importantly, a danger to himself.

He noted that Hron was already on bail for charges of identity fraud and receiving stolen property after being indicted by a Belknap County grand jury on April 24. He said that as part of Hron's bail conditions, he was not to possess any illegal substances.

"(Hron) acknowledges his substance abuse issues," said Bredbury.

Judge Jim Carroll ordered that Hron be held on $5,000 cash only however the bail could be reduced to personal recognizance should he be accepted in a residential treatment program.

Should he post bail, he is ordered to live with his parents on Oxbow Lane.