Alert from Barrie Police about strong opioids

Several suspected overdoses reported downtown

Barrie Police report several suspected overdoses that occurred downtown over a six-hour period on Friday that resulted in multiple people falling ill after taking an unknown illicit substance.

Police said the suspected cause is a recent circulation of strong opioids.

People who are using illicit drugs are strongly being advised by police to never do them alone and always have a Naloxone kit readily available.

If you have any information about who is responsible, police ask that you contact them.