4 overdoses in Laconia over the weekend, including death of a 21 year-old man

LACONIA — A 21-year-old Union Avenue man died over the weekend from what police said was likely a heroin overdose.

Police Capt. Matt Canfield said the death was reported to police Saturday at 10:30 a.m. by one of the man's co-workers who came to pick him up for work.

Canfield said police recovered some paraphernalia and some drugs they believe to be heroin.

He said police are actively investigating the death, but are not releasing the name of the young man until all of his family can be notified.

Canfield said there were three other non-fatal overdoses in the city over the weekend.

A 39-year-old man was revived by the Laconia Fire Department with NARCAN — a opiate antidote — after allegedly overdosing of drugs on 96 Fair St. on Friday night.

A 30-year-old woman at 735 North Main St. overdosed Saturday at 8:09 p.m. She was revived by the Laconia Fire Department with NARCAN after overdosing on an opiate.

A 27-year-old man overdosed on an unspecified drug at 1156 North Main St. Saturday around 9:59 p.m., and was revived by Laconia Fire Department personnel.

Canfield said the three overdose survivors were all transported to Lakes Region General Hospital.

 

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Clarification: Frawley said Mill proposal too complex

CLARIFICATION - In a story that ran Feb. 3 regarding the SB2 Deliberative Session for the town of Belmont, Heritage Commission member Linda Frawley said she felt the town's proposal to restore the Belmont Mill and convert it to town offices was too much for the townspeople to understand all at one time. Her sentiments were incorrectly reported.

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Judge finds no probable cause for Alton burglary charge

LACONIA – A judge has found there was no probable cause to charge an Alton man with the burglary of his friend's house.

Following a brief hearing yesterday in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, Judge Jim Carroll determined that the state could not prove that Brandon Prue, 34, of Northfield, intended to commit or committed a burglary on Dec. 30 at 1349 Mount Major Highway in Alton.

Police had responded to the home at 4:22 p.m. after neighbors reported seeing flashlights being used in the upstairs of the home. The officer asked Prue and his girlfriend questions about why they were there and were told that they had been asked by the owners to come an board up the home after an apparently plumbing failure.

Prue's lawyer argued that there was plywood that had been just been brought to the property as there was no snow on it and even though Prue's pickup was backed up to the front door, there was no evidence that anything had been removed from the home and loaded into his truck.

Prue is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of theft and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass, for activities that allegedly took place at the same home on a different date. However, only the felony burglary charge was examined at the probable cause or informal hearing held yesterday.

Carroll reduced Prue's cash-only bail by $1,000, and at the request of the prosecutor ordered that if Prue were to post bail — a total of $1,500 — he would be required to live at his grandmother's house in Northfield.

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