A Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy may have saved the life of a Whitefield man who apparently overdosed on opiates.

Authorities were notified by a Whitefield woman Monday morning that her male friend had accidentally overdosed on opiates, Lt. Michael Murphy said in a statement.

Deputy Brian Collamore, who was the first to arrive at the home in Whitefield, noticed a 26-year-old man lying on the floor with evidence of IV drug use near him. Collamore administered naloxone – also known by the trade name Narcan – several times and was able to revive the victim.

A short time later, ambulance crews arrived and transported the man to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, where he is expected to make a full recovery.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information concerning the overdose or the drugs that were used is urged to contact Detective Terry Michaud at 882-7332.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.