Fentanyl and opioid public meeting set for March 28

Posted on: March 21, 2017


Fentanyl and opioid drug abuse is at a high across the country and local community services and support authorities are banning together to bring awareness to this important issue.

Smiths Falls Police Service; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health; and the Smiths Falls Crime Stoppers have partnered up to host a public session in Smiths Falls on Tuesday, March 28.

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This is not a “city issue.” Bootleg fentanyl has been found in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark region. It is an opioid that is 100% pure and can be found in powdered form, pressed into pills or mixed into other drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Fentanyl is about 100 times more toxic than morphine, heroin or oxycodone and is often sold on the street as fake oxys, green beanies and k22s among other names.

The meeting will take place at the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute, 299 Percy Street, in the cafeteria from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.