Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have administered life-saving Naloxone.
On March 1, 2023, at approximately 9:18 p.m., Caledon OPP responded to a report of an unresponsive person at a residence in the Town of Caledon. Upon arrival, a female was observed unconscious on the floor and CPR was being performed. Officers administered Naloxone and continued CPR. Although still unresponsive, it was determined that she was now breathing, and first aid continued until paramedics arrived. She was then transported to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.
Illegal fentanyl is being mixed with other drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA, and illicit cannabis. This is especially dangerous because people are often unaware that fentanyl has been added.
On June 5th, 2019 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Opioids Working Group released their Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report, highlighting the alarming increase of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario. The report contains information relating to OPP opioid seizures, overdoses, and relevant strategies.
The Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report can be found at www.opp.ca/opioids. The page also includes important resources.
Additionally, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA), which became law in May 2017, provides some legal protection for individuals who seek emergency help during an overdose. The intention of the Act is to reduce fear of police attending overdose events and embolden people to seek life-saving assistance and stay with the victim in the event of an overdose. This is particularly important in the face of the opioid crisis. More information is available at www.opp.ca/overdose.
If you have any information regarding drug activity in your neighbourhood, contact police at 1-888-310-1122.
You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon an arrest.