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45-year-old New Lowell man faces drug charges

2.5 ounces of fentanyl powder found in residence
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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CLEARVIEW TWP, ON - On May 3, 2018 members of the Huronia West OPP Community Street Crime Unit, assisted by Nottawasaga and Collingwood Community Street Crime Units, executed a search warrant at a residence in the town of New Lowell. 

During the execution of the warrant police seized approximately 2.5 ounces of fentanyl powder from the residence.     

45-year-old Gordon Paris of New Lowell is charged with: 

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking
  • Adult Fail to Comply with Probation Order

The accused has been held for a bail hearing on Monday, May 7th, 2018 in Barrie.  

Fentanyl is roughly 100 times more potent than morphine and about 40 times more potent than heroin.

A lethal dose of pure fentanyl is as little as two milligrams. That's equivalent to 32 grains of table salt or seven poppy seeds. Drug dealers add illegally obtained fentanyl to other drugs they sell -- like cocaine and counterfeit oxycodone tablets -- as a cutting agent to increase their profits. That activity is increasing the number of overdoses and deaths. Over the last five years, more than 500 people died in Ontario after knowingly or unknowingly ingesting fentanyl.

To find out more about the dangers of fentanyl and short term antidotes, visit www.facethefentanyl.ca

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