Purple Fentanyl found in Durham

On Saturday June 22nd 2019, police received report of a break and enter that had occurred at a South Line road residence in the Glenelg area. The victim’s pick-up truck and tools, cash and electronics were stolen along with a large quantity of firearms.

On Sunday June 23rd 2019, the stolen truck was located in Hanover and the West Grey Police recovered the stolen truck and tools.

On Tuesday July 2nd 2019, subsequent to the on-going break and enter investigation, the West Grey Police Service successfully recovered eleven firearms which had been stolen from the Glenelg area residence.

The West Grey Police Criminal Investigations Bureau are working to process the recovered property and the investigation into this matter is ongoing. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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.

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.

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.