Fen­tanyl sus­pected in Six Na­tions over­dose death

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - BRANT NEWS OHSWEKEN —

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.

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