Teen dies from overdose amid rash of fentanyl-related calls in Woodstock

A sample of the drugs that were seized when police dismantled a suspected fentanyl lab in Calgary. Mike Hills/Global News

A teenager from Woodstock is dead after a suspected weekend overdose, according to city police.

On Saturday, the Woodstock Police Service posted a public warning about a “significant number of fentanyl overdoses” in the span of 48 hours.

In an update on Monday, police said they responded to a total of six separate incidents between Friday and Saturday, one which claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy.

The youth overdosed on Saturday, and was rushed to Woodstock hospital around 8 a.m. where he died two days later.

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Woodstock police say the teen’s death is under investigation. They’re reminding the public that intervention in the first few minutes of an overdose is critical in saving a life, and that individuals should immediately call 911 if they suspect someone is overdosing.

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Police are also warning about the dangers of fentanyl. They say substances seized over the weekend were blue or green, and were “extremely toxic, causing an immediate overdose situation.”

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Users can also be prepared by carrying their own naloxone kits.

Anyone with information about overdose investigations or drug-trafficking can contact the Woodstock Police Service at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 421-TIPS (8477) if they wish to remain anonymous.

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