Drug Overdose Claims Life
Officers from the Almaguin Highlands OPP responded to two separate incidents on Sunday that involved drug overdoses. Police say both people were transported to hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other received medical treatment.
The OPP is urging residents to be aware that using illicit drugs could result in a deadly outcome. The warning comes in the wake of an increase in suspected drug related overdoses in the area over the last couple of days.
The culprit is believed to be a dark coloured fentanyl; a powerful and dangerous opioid that is being mixed into many illegal street drugs.
More information on symptoms and responding to an opioid overdose can be found on the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit's website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org or by visiting the new opioid awareness website at preventod.ca/