On Tuesday July 2nd 2019, at approximately 9:08pm police attended an Elgin Street South residence in Durham to conduct a compliance check on an accused male who is presently out on conditions to remain in his residence overnight.

Police spoke with the accused male’s surety who advised that the accused was not home at this time. Police patrolled the area in search of the male and eventually spotted him upon his return to the residence where he was placed under arrest for Failing to Comply with the conditions of a Recognizance. Following the arrest, the accused was searched and 0.5 grams of purple Fentanyl was found to be in his possession in a foil wrap. The street value of this quantity is approximately two-hundred and fifty dollars.

Subsequent to police investigation, a 29 year old Durham male was charged with one count of being in possession of a schedule 1 substance, and one count of failing to comply with the conditions of a recognizance. The accused was held for a bail hearing out of the Walkerton Courthouse which will be held on the 3rd day of July 2019.

Fentanyl is much stronger than most other opioids—up to 100 times stronger than morphine—and is very dangerous if misused. Even a small amount can cause an overdose and death. If you see someone is overdosing, call 911 right away! While you are waiting for medical help to arrive, you can use a Naloxone kit to temporarily reverse the effects of the overdose. Naloxone kits are available at most pharmacies free of charge. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act protects you from being charged or convicted for drug possession if you call 911 to report an overdose, or if you are at the scene when emergency services arrive. This is true even if you are on probation for possession.

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