LOCAL PHARMACY SAYS THEY'RE FINDING SAMPLES OF FENTANYL BEING LACED WITH MARIJUANA
1/8/2018 9:34:17 AM
Hope Pharmacy in Simcoe is trying to keep people safe as more cases of Fentanyl-laced drugs pop up in the area.
They are currently the only place in Norfolk selling Fentanyl test strips.
How it works: You take a drug you like cocaine, place it in water, and dip the test strip in.
It will then show you if there are trace amounts of the illicit opioid.
Staff at Hope Pharmacy want to make it clear that they run a judgment-free zone and want everyone to remain as safe as possible.
Recently, Carfentanil was found in Norfolk, and that drug is so potent that tiny amounts can prove fatal.
Staff at Hope Pharmacy also tell us that fentanyl is, intentionally or not, being mixed into marijuana in the area with several of their clients testing positive for the opioid even though they have just been smoking weed.
These test strips are not free yet, health unit's in Toronto can hand them out at no cost, but that has not arrived in Norfolk yet.
They cost $5 a piece or $20 a box, which is the at cost price of the test strip.
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