Police are continuing to investigate a presumed heroin overdose that was reported by a child who found two adults unresponsive earlier this week in New Sharon.
Maine State Police said the child found the two adults Tuesday and called a relative who then dialed 911. One of the adults was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Sgt. Matt Casavant of the state police.
Police did not know any additional details about the child, such as age and gender.
Authorities wouldn’t say how many children were in the home. But police said the Maine Department of Health and Human Services was contacted about the safety of children and were placed with a family member temporarily.
On Tuesday, Maine State Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and other emergency agencies responded to a residence on Farmington Falls Road where two adults were unresponsive. One of the adults was taken by Northstar Ambulance to Franklin Memorial Hospital.
Casavant said Thursday that he believed the adult had been treated and released.
“It is suspected the recreational drug being used was heroin, but additional investigation is ongoing,” Casavant said in a news release. “The Maine State Police is investigating to confirm the cause of the overdose as well as the source of the illegal drugs.”
New Sharon Fire Department, Northstar Ambulance and the Farmington Fire Department all assisted in the incident.