The Village of East Hampton police, acting after a 15-year-old suffered a near-fatal drug overdose on Halloween night, participated in the arrest of the individual two days later whom they say sold the youth the unspecified narcotic. The identity and location of the drug dealer was not given in the brief press release the police issued November 2. Police records indicate that there were no arrests in the village this past week.
Village detectives announced the arrest on Saturday, November 2, after investigating alongside the East End Drug Task Force, a special unit run out of the district attorney’s office.
Police received the 911 call at about 7:30 the night of Thursday, October 31. It is not clear from a statement released by village police after the arrest if Narcan, a drug that is frequently used to save overdose victims, was administered. The statement says the youth was taken first to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, then was transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital.