The quickly increasing abuse of Fentanyl in Ontario is a serious cause for concern. A recent preliminary Coroner’s report indicates that death from Fentanyl overdose has doubled since 2010.
Fentanyl is commonly found in patch form, designed to provide a slow release of medication. It is normally only prescribed to patients with acute pain.
This prescription pain killer is so powerful that the slightest amount taken incorrectly can kill the average adult.
Further adding to the concern is that there is Fentanyl which is illicitly created and sold as a street drug. Only a few grains can be fatal. It is often disguised by mixing it with other illicit drugs.
Shelburne Police and other law enforcement agencies are partnering with Crimestoppers to help reduce Fentanyl use and trafficking.
Crimestoppers of Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka will pay a $1000.00 reward to tipsters during the months of February and March 2017 for information that leads to the seizure of illicit Fentanyl or derivatives for the purpose of trafficking and /or arrest of individuals involved in trafficking Fentanyl in our community.
If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.