A drug overdose may have caused the death of a homeless man found early this morning on the steps of the Norristown Public Library, according to Montgomery County officials.
Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono said a security guard making rounds at 7 a.m. found the 46-year-old man on the rear steps of the library at Powell and Swede Streets. The body was surrounded by empty drug packets, Bono said.
Police were withholding the man’s identity until his family could be located. The man previously lived in East Norriton Township, and spent time in Norristown’s shelters for the homeless. Bono said the man may have been living on the streets.