RCMP arrest man for trafficking drugs following two overdoses

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Windsor District RCMP has arrested a man for selling opioids that led to two men overdosing.

Just prior to 2 a.m. on August 5, while on patrol in the Town of Windsor RCMP officers came upon a young man in medical distress. While attending to a 20-year-old man, a 21-year-old man began showing similar symptoms. Based on the officer’s observations and the belief the symptom may have been caused by the drug fentanyl, Naloxone was administered to both men. EHS arrived shortly after to continue medical treatment. Both men were then transported to the Hants Community Hospital.

Preliminary investigation revealed that both men had taken what they believed to be “Molly” shortly before going into medical distress.

“We’re still in the process of confirming what they took but it’s extremely alarming to see drugs that can cause this kind of reaction in our community,” says Cpl Cote, Windsor District RCMP. “We want to caution citizens that there is no guarantee what is in drugs purchased off the street and could cost you your life.”

Cpl. Cote adds, “The quick action of our responding officers may have prevented these overdoses from becoming fatal.”

On August 6, 2017, Windsor District RCMP arrested a 38-year-old Windsor man for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Opioid). A search warrant was executed at his residence in Windsor. He was released from custody on conditions and will appear in Windsor Provincial Court on September 19 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Windsor District RCMP at 902-798-2207. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

Nova Scotia RCMP

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