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Friday, June 29, 2018

City Police Warning About Suspected Deadly Drug

Owen Sound | by Claire McCormack  

Owen Sound Police say one man has died & one overdosed on 2 strains of suspected fentanyl.

Owen Sound Police are warning the public about 2 separate strains of very potent, potentially deadly suspected Fentanyl that has made it on to the streets of Owen Sound.

The one strain of the suspected Fentanyl is described as being rusty-red colour while the second strain is purple in colour.   

On Thursday, at roughly 3p.m. police and paramedics responded to an apartment in the downtown core for a report of male who had overdosed.

Before the arrival of police and paramedics, Naloxone had been administered immediately after the male collapsed, however the male did not respond. The 41 year old male was rushed to hospital.

Police say lifesaving efforts by paramedics and Emergency staff were unsuccessful and the male passed away.

Police investigation revealed that the male had consumed the red coloured suspected Fentanyl.  

An autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death. Police will not be releasing the name of the victim.    

Approximately 10 minutes later, police and paramedics responded to a community drop-in centre in the downtown core for a second report of an overdose.

Before their arrival, the 29 year old man had been administered Naloxone. He recovered from the overdose.

Police say he refused to be transported to hospital for further medical assessment.  Police investigation revealed the male had consumed the purple coloured suspected Fentanyl.  

The Owen Sound Police Service Drug Unit and Criminal Investigations Branch are actively investigating, trying to determine the source of the suspected Fentanyl.  
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Owen Sound Police Service or Crime Stoppers.                      

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