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WINDSOR, N.S. — Windsor District RCMP officers have arrested a Windsor man for selling opioids that led to two men overdosing in the downtown core.
Just prior to 2 a.m. on Aug. 5, while on patrol in the Town of Windsor, RCMP officers came upon a 20-year-old man in medical distress.
While attending to him, a 21-year-old man began showing similar symptoms. Based on the officer's observations and the belief the distress 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 transported to the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor.
The RCMP's preliminary investigation revealed that both men had taken what they had believed to be "Molly" shortly before going into medical distress. Molly, or MDMA, is what's known as a psychoactive “party” drug.
"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," said Cpl. Luc Cote, of Windsor District RCMP, in a press release.
"We want to caution citizens that there is no guarantee what is in drugs purchased off the street and could cost you your life,” he said.
"The quick action of our responding officers may have prevented these overdoses from becoming fatal,” he added.
On Aug. 6, Windsor District RCMP arrested a 38-year-old Windsor man for trafficking in a controlled substance (opioid) and a search warrant was executed at his residence in Windsor.
He was released from custody on conditions and is set to appear in Windsor provincial court on Sept. 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. Those wishing to remain anonymous, 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.