Pokemon Go Players Arrested After Drug Overdose in Putnam

Three people were arrested on drug charges after a man overdosed in Putnam and police said the suspects told officers they were in town to play Pokemon Go.

Police officers responded to the parking lot of the Citizens National Bank on Kennedy Drive just after 6:30 p.m. after a drug overdose was reported and EMS transported the man to Day Kimball Hospital.

During the investigation, police found heroin and suboxone, as well as drug paraphernalia, police said.

One Rhode Island resident and two Sterling, Connecticut residents were arrested and charged with drug possession.

Police said the suspects said, among other things, that the game Pokemon Go brought them to Putnam.

All three suspects were released and are due in Danielson Superior Court on July 27.

Contact Us