Quick Administration of Naxoxone by TBPS Officer Saves a Life

Naxoline: These free kits can save a life.

THUNDER BAY – The problems with drug dealers and addiction continue in Thunder Bay. There is a bit of good news from Sunday, a Thunder Bay Police Service officer’s swift response in administering Naloxone to an unconscious male resulted in saving the individual’s life from an apparent overdose from a dangerous street drug called Purple Down.

TBPS says the officer was responding to a call regarding a person down near Connolly and McTavish Streets yesterday at 2:10 pm on Sunday, June 15, 2020. The officer observed used needles near the man. The officer administered Naloxone and the male began to recover. The male was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre by Superior EMS.

TBPS says, “Fentanyl-based street drugs continue to pose a serious danger to people who are struggling with addictions. These drugs continue to be sold on our streets by criminals who have no regard for the danger they represent.”

If you are an addict and have fears or anxiety about coming forward to seek help, we strongly encourage you to speak with a family member or friend who may be able to come forward on your behalf. You do not have to be alone in dealing with your addiction.

A number of resources are available. For more information, go to the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy.

If you are concerned about drugs being sold in your neighbourhood please call Thunder Bay Police Service at 684-1200 or submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.

Editorial note: Perhaps it is time the drug dealers who are selling these deadly drugs in Ontario, and in Canada should face charges of attempted murder, or in cases where people die, murder. It is well known how deadly these drugs are, it is well known that often people die of overdoses. These drug dealers are dealing death to vulnerable people, and they are doing so knowingly. That would be First Degree Murder.

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