February 12 to 15, 2021, the Brantford Police Service have assisted Emergency
Medical Services in regards to three suspected drug overdose fatalities, which
are believed to be as a result of drugs being mixed with suspected Fentanyl. In
the three separate incidents; a 37-year-old female, a 60-year-old-female and a
32-year-old male have all tragically lost their lives.
Police Service is asking that the community be made aware of these occurrences
and risks of drug use. Please use caution when using any type of drug that is
not prescribed to you. If you are a new drug user you are particularly at risk
should you use drugs that may be cut with or contain Fentanyl.
you think someone is suffering from a drug overdose, call 9-1-1- immediately.
If available give the person Naloxone. Naloxone is an emergency medication that
temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as fentanyl,
heroin, methadone, morphine. You can give naloxone while you wait for emergency
services to arrive. Remember naloxone can temporarily reverse an overdose but
it can wear off before the person has completely recovered. Always call 9-1-1
and be treated by Emergency Medical Services. If you yourself have taken drugs
or have drugs on you, the Good Samaritan Law can protect you.
While the BPS advises against using illicit drugs, people who
choose to use them should:
with a small amount
- Do not mix substances, including
alcohol, as it increases risk of overdose
911 right away if they think someone is overdosing
- Make a plan and know how to
respond in case of an overdose
where help is easily available
prepared to give breaths and/or administer Naloxone until help arrives. Have a kit
accessible at all times and KNOW how to use it.
the signs of an overdose:
strength or energy
- Slow heartbeat
- Slow, shallow breathing
or snoring sounds
- Lips and/or fingernails blue or
information please visit www.FentanylCanKill.ca
If you have information about
suspected drug activity please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-
756-7050. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-
Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a
web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251