West Grey Police say a small amount of the highly dangerous street drug purple fentanyl was seized in an arrest yesterday.
Police say at 9:08 p.m. last night officers attended an Elgin Street residence in Durham to conduct a compliance check on an accused male presently out on condition to remain at his residence overnight.
West Grey Police say they spoke with the man's surety who advised the accused was not home. Officers then went out to patrol the area in search of the male and eventually spotted him upon returning to his residence.
Police say the 29-year-old Durham man was arrested for failure to comply with conditions of recognizance. Following the arrest, West Grey Police officers searched the accused and discovered half a gram of purple fentanyl in his possession.
"Fentanyl is much stronger than most other opioids—up to 100 times stronger than morphine—and is very dangerous if misused," West Grey Police say in a statement. "Even a small amount can cause an overdose and death. If you see someone is overdosing, call 911 right away!"
The Durham man was further charged with drug possession.
Police say the accused was held in custody for a bail hearing today in Walkerton.