Suspected fentanyl overdoses downtown, Victoria Street and Dundas Street East area, Man arrested for drug offences
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Drug Squad: 416-808-6100
The Toronto Police would like to notify the public about suspected fentanyl overdoses in the downtown area.
It is alleged:
- on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, police responded to a medical call in the Victoria Street and Dundas Street East area
- multiple people had fallen ill after taking suspected fentanyl
- divisional officers attended and assisted paramedics
- a total of 12 people were taken to hospital in a variety of conditions
- there are currently no fatalities
Drug Squad officers began an investigation into the source of the drug.
Later that evening, Whanny Mymuller, 38, was arrested by officers.
He was charged with:
1) Two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possession of Proceeds of Crime
He will appear at Old City Hall, on Thursday, February 27, 2020, court room 103.
Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances and a quantity of drugs is being tested. They urge anyone with any information to contact police.
The Toronto Police also wants to remind people that if they are using drugs, and believe they have purchased a substance suspected to be fentanyl, please be extremely cautious.
See news conference here.
For more information and safety advice around fentanyl use, please visit Toronto Public Health and Canada Health.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-6100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Steve Watts, Organized Crime Enforcement