Police say toxic drugs are circulating through northeastern Ontario – Daily Guardian

May 20, 2024

Canada’s largest First Nations police service, the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) issued a community safety alert as extremely toxic drugs are likely circulating in many of the communities it serves.

Fentanyl — part of the opioid crisis. (File photo/ShutterStock/Thomas Andre Fure)

NAPS said the service has observed a significant spike in apparent opioid-related overdoses in communities within its northeast region this month – with some of these recent incidents proving fatal.

Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid, and it can often be made more dangerous when traffickers mix additional chemicals or cutting agents with it.

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