Fentanyl-laced heroin suspected in overdose deaths
TORONTO — Toronto police say a rash of suspected drugrelated deaths in a three day period is highly unusual for the city and prompted investigators to issue a public safety alert on Saturday.
Four people have been found dead since Thursday, police said.
Overdose calls are something officers deal with all the time in Toronto, said Brister, but the number of cases since Thursday is out of the ordinary.
“What’s unique about this situation is the fact that we’re seeing such a number of them in such a close time together and within a relatively close proximity in the city, most of it has been focused in the downtown area,’’ he said. Police say there have been a total of 20 overdoses in the city’s downtown core in a three day period and police are worried about the possibility of fentanyl-laced heroin.