Saturday, July 29, 2017

Public Safety Alert, Contaminated street drugs, Update

Public Safety Alert, Contaminated street drugs, Update

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 4:15 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to update the Public Safety Alert about continuing incidents of suspected overdoses in the downtown area.

Click here for previous release.

It is reported that:

- on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 1:42 p.m., a woman was found in a stairwell in the Queen Street East and Trefann Street area

- the woman was pronounced at the scene 

- the initial investigation suggests her death was drug-related

The investigation is ongoing and it is too early to determine if it is Fentanyl-related but there were similarities with other cases.

There have now been a total of four deaths and 20 incidents of overdose since Thursday, July 27, 2017. 

Anyone coming into contact with a substance suspected to be heroin should exercise extreme caution. 

The public is also asked to call police immediately should any potentially dangerous items be located in parks or public areas.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications

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