Chippewas call for drug-free community after 4 near-fatal overdoses – CBC

200 people showed up to an emergency meeting on Tuesday

Apr 04, 2018

The chief and council of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation have a strict message for people selling deadly drugs in their community — leave.

“Drugs will not be tolerated in our community. Those who supply the community with drugs … are going to be met with resistance,” said Chief Myeengun Henry in an emergency community meeting on Tuesday.

The meeting, attended by about 200 members, was organized after the community’s police service issued a warning about four near-fatal overdoses. The incidents involved people using drugs laced with fentanyl.

They all happened last week within a 24-hour period.

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