The new strain of opioid on streets of Barrie keeping police and paramedics busy

A dozen or more overdoses in the last couple of days

Another warning from Barrie Police about a dangerous strain of opioids in the city. There have been a dozen overdoses in the last couple of days, some requiring multiple doses of Narcan to neutralize.

Opioid abuse claimed six lives a day in Ontario during start of pandemic

The strain is synthetic in nature, crystalline, and green, beige or yellowish.

Police advise those who are going to use illicit drugs to consider doing so in the presence of another person for safety and ensure there is a Naloxone kit nearby.

If you suspect someone has overdosed on drugs, call 911 immediately.