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124 Bags Of Fentanyl Found With Unresponsive Couple In Putnam

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Michael Hiller/Putnam Police Department

On Saturday afternoon, just before 2PM, the Putnam Police Department became aware 2 unresponsive adults in a vehicle parked at Key Bank.

Police say the operator of the vehicle, later identified as Michael Hiller of Ashford, CT, was passed out with what “appeared to be heroin/fentanyl on his chest.”

During the investigation, the passenger regained consciousness first, followed by Hiller.

Emergency crews were called to the scene as a precaution, and both occupants were removed from the vehicle.

After a search of the car, police report finding 124 baggies of heroin, which tested positive for fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and $820 dollars in cash.

Police also learned there was a “no contact” protective order in place between Hiller and his passenger.  The passenger was transported to Day Kimball Hospital for evaluation and Hiller was arrested and charged with violation of a protection order, possession of fentanyl, possession of fentanyl with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released on a $25,000 non-surety bond to the care of Day Kimball Hospital for evaluation and will appear at Danielson Superior Court on Monday, March 11th.