It's purple. And it's Fentanyl -- also known as "purp."

Hawkesbury OPP warning of dangerous opioids in the area

The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public after two recent seizures of dangerous opioids in the Hawkesbury area. Suspected purple fentanyl and crystal meth were seized along with paraphernalia.

Access to extremely dangerous opioids is not limited to larger cities. These drugs have infiltrated every corner of our province in some form or another. Purple heroin, known locally as “Purp”, is typically a combination of heroin mixed with either fentanyl and/or carfentanil. Fentanyl is 40 times more potent than heroin and carfentanil is 100 times more potent than fentanyl.

Anyone who encounters a person who appears to be in a state of overdose should immediately call 911.

To learn more, contact the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. For general information about opioids, visit the Health Canada and Government of Ontario websites.

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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