New Street Drug Sends Five Victims To Hospital

One incident involved three victims.

New Street Drug Sends Five Victims To Hospital
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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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Five victims have been taken to hospital in the past 10 days due to the use of illicit street drugs. The Halton Regional Police Service is issuing a warning regarding the use of illegal drugs.

Police are currently investigating three separate incidents where victims have suffered adverse side effects from using drugs. One incident involved three victims. These investigations are ongoing and samples of the substances have been sent to Health Canada for analysis.

It is believed that these substances were prescription drugs (opiates) and nonprescription drugs heroin and MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine).

The Halton Regional Police Service are issuing a public safety alert regarding the misuse of prescription drugs (opiates) and illegal use of heroin and MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) also known as “molly” or “ecstasy.”

The Halton Regional Police Service strongly advises the public to seek medical attention immediately, should you or someone you know experience symptoms of medical distress due to the use of these or any other drugs.

If you have information regarding illegally trafficked controlled substance, police urge you to contact the Drug, Gun and Gang Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 8732 or Drugs@haltonpolice.ca.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Halton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com.

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