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NAPS issues warning about toxic drugs

By Tim Davidson May 21, 2024 | 8:44 AM

The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service is issuing a warning about toxic drugs in the communities it serves.

NAPS says it has seen a significant spike in opioid-releated overdoses, especially in the northeast region this month.

Some of the recent incidents have been fatal.

Police say often fentanyl is used as a cutting agent for other drugs and can often be made more dangerous.

Investigators say they can’t provide a description of the drug suspected of causing the overdoses because traffickers can change the colour of their product.

NAPS is also encouraging community members to keep a supply of Naloxone on hand for suspected opioid related overdoses.