Fentanyl suspected in Six Nations overdose death
Six Nations Police are investigating two possible drug overdoses at a Fourth Line home.
Officers responded to the call on Wednesday at noon and found a deceased 39-year-old man inside.
A resident of the house and friend of the dead man told investigators the victim had been a guest at the residence for the past two weeks.
Police learned the deceased had been drinking and doing cocaine until the early morning of Feb. 8.
He was found lying on the floor and was believed to be sleeping. Just before noon, other residents of the house checked on him because he hadn’t moved. He didn’t respond, so a resident called 911.
Inside the house, police seized an undisclosed amount of substances believed to be steroids and a number of syringes.
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9.
Later that day at 6 p.m., police received a medical assist call from the same Fourth Line Road residence.
Paramedics and firefighters attempted to revive a man who was not breathing. The patient was the 33-year-old resident of the house who had identified himself as the friend of the other man who died in the house.
Police say the man had been cleaning up the residence when he found a small amount of a white substance his friend is believed to have ingested the night before.
The man snorted what was left of the substance. Within minutes, he started convulsing and collapsed.
Paramedics injected the man with naloxone, a drug used for opioid overdoses, and he regained consciousness. He was sent to the hospital.
Police seized the plastic bag containing the white substance believed to be cocaine.
The investigation is focused on the possibility the suspected cocaine was contaminated with fentanyl, a lethal drug that may be available in the community.