T3PS warns of increased overdoses in Treaty #3 Territory
FROM: South Detachment DATE: Jan. 27, 2022
T3PS warns of increased overdoses in region
(FORT FRANCES) – Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS) are warning the public of the recent increase in drug overdoses in the Treaty #3 Region. Concerns have been raised that there could be a potential batch of fatal street drugs circulating in the area.
With the rise of overdoses in the region police are warning residents that if you sell opioids to someone and they die, you can face charges of manslaughter or criminal negligence causing death.
If you or someone you know is planning to use drugs, police suggest these steps be taken to help reduce the risk of an overdose:
- Never use drugs alone.
- Be careful about dosage size.
- Avoid mixing drugs.
- Know the signs and symptoms of overdose.
- Have a naloxone kit available in case of an overdose.
The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act protects individuals who are worried about getting into trouble with the law because they may have drugs, are violating release or parole conditions. It can protect you from certain charges if you experience or witness an overdose and call 911 for help.
Members of the public with information regarding the trafficking of illegal street drugs are asked to contact T3PS at 1-888-310-1122 or can provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Online information can be provided at ontariocrimestoppers.ca
The Treaty Three Police Service is a self-administered Policing entity under the First Nations Policing Program in Canada and is responsible for full policing duties spanning 55,000 square miles of the Greater Treaty Three Region in Northwestern Ontario. This includes approximately 20,000 residents in 23 First Nation Communities.