Westfield man dies from heroin overdose

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WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) – A 27-year-old city man died from a heroin overdose Thursday night.

Police were called to 7 Avery Street at 9:04 p.m. Thursday night for a medical emergency.

Kathi Cotugno reported that Adam Cotugno was unconscious and not breathing, according to police logs.

Adam Cotugno was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:45 p.m., according to police logs.

Westfield Police Capt. Hipolito Nunez said he could not comment on this case since it is being handled by the District Attorney’s office.

Jim Leydon, public and media information director for the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, said that he cannot comment on ongoing investigations.Adam

Cotugno’s Facebook page states that he was “co-owner at C&C Home Improvements and Home Imp Installation at A&J Home Improvements” and studied at Holyoke Community College.

He graduated from Westfield High School in 2006, according to classmates.com.

Apparently, Adam Cotugno was struggling with addiction.

Chicopee police logs show that Adam Cotugno was arrested August 24 at CVS, 235 Center St., in Chicopee, on charges of possessing a Class A drug.

On September 1, Adam Cotugno posted (a now haunting message): “Putting an update out to those who know what’s going on. I’m doing good and all is well gonna make it this time I promise you all that good night all and miss you all.”


A picture was put on Adam’s page by Lindsay, of Bradenton, Fla., with the words: “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed & very dear. I hope you are at peace & you watch over everyone. I love you.”

Staff Writer Christine Charnosky can be reached at christinec@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

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