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Pokemon Go leads to Putnam drug arrest

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Megan Gudeahn, Wesley Carpenter, Thomas Giroux. (Putnam police photos) Megan Gudeahn, Wesley Carpenter, Thomas Giroux. (Putnam police photos)
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PUTNAM, CT (WFSB) -

A popular smartphone game brought three to Putnam but ultimately led to their arrests on drug charges, according to police.

Police said the three suspects, one from Rhode Island and two from Sterling, CT, were drawn to Putnam by the Pokemon Go game.

They were identified as Megan Gudeahn, Wesley Carpenter and Thomas Giroux.

The game involves using a phone to find and battle little monsters, known as Pokemon, at real life locations.

Police said they were first called on Monday just after 6:30 p.m. for a report that someone had overdosed in the parking lot of the Citizens National Bank on Kennedy Drive.

The male was in a vehicle at the time.

Police said he was transported to Day Kimball Hospital.

As they investigated, they said they found heroin and suboxone, along with drug paraphernalia.

Three people in total were placed under arrest. Their names have not yet been released.

They were charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. They've since been released from custody.

All three were given a court date of July 27 at Danielson Superior Court.

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