Police revive man, arrest him on drug charges


NAUGATUCK — Police revived a local man who was unconscious, barely breathing and had a faint pulse after an apparent drug overdose early Sunday.

At about 1 a.m., police discovered a car that was parked after crashing into another parked car in the parking lot at Cumberland Farms, 563 North Main St.

Police walked toward the only occupied car, which was still running, and noticed the windows were up and the doors were locked. They saw the driver slumped over on the passenger’s side and tried to get his attention. Police said officers broke the window to open the car door and began treating the driver for a medical emergency.

Police treated the driver, Lou Lacman, 34, of 67 Platts Mill Road, with Naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug that counters the effects of opioid overdose.

Police found narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside the car, spokesman Lt. Bryan Cammarata said. He would not immediately say which drug had been discovered.

Lacman turned himself in at the Naugatuck Police Department on Monday. He was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.