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Five Ontario Overdoses Thought to be Cocaine Turn out to be Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    BARRIE, Ont. — Police say five people who overdosed after using what they believed was cocaine at a party in a city north of Toronto, actually took heroin laced with the deadly opioid fentanyl. cbc.jpg

    They say four men and a woman were taken to a hospital early on Oct. 2 after collapsing in various locations in downtown Barrie, Ont. Investigators say the five had been at a party and believed they had taken cocaine.

    Police say toxicology reports have confirmed that all five took a combination of heroin and fentanyl.

    A 20-year-old Kingston, Ont., man is facing numerous drug-related charges, including trafficking in fentanyl and conspiracy to import fentanyl, and a 22-year-old Barrie man is charged with similar offences.

    Police say fentanyl, an opioid about 100 times more toxic than morphine, has been linked to nearly 580 deaths in the province in the past five years.

    Original Source

    Feb 16, 2017, The Canadian Press


  1. usedtocare
    Wow, B2H..you are a treasure trove of info!!!\
    I am from Ontario and am supporting this fully...no help for the dealer tho.

    Bill C-224

    Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
    An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (assistance — drug overdose)
    In committee (Senate), as of Dec. 1, 2016
    This enactment amends the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in order to exempt from charges for possession a person who seeks emergency medical or law enforcement assistance for themselves or another person following overdosing on a controlled substance.
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