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Public Safety Alert,
Queen Street West and Bathurst Street area,
Contaminated street drugs

Broadcast time: 12:21
Friday, July 28, 2017

14 Division

The Toronto Police Service would like to notify the public about several incidents involving what could be contaminated street drugs.

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, July 27, 2017, a 27-year-old man consumed a substance suspected to be heroin in the Queen Street West and Bathurst Street area

- the man overdosed on this substance and subsequently died

- it is suspected this heroin may have been laced with fentanyl

- the substance was purchased in the Yonge Street and Dundas Street area

Since that time, the police have been made aware of one more death and five overdoses. These investigations are in the very early stages but there are similarities.

Anyone coming into contact with a substance suspected to be heroin should exercise extreme caution.

The public is also asked to call police immediately should any potentially dangerous items be located in parks or public areas.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, Staff Sergeant Rosario Tulipano, 14 Division