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Lindsay woman accused of trafficking ‘purple heroin’ after 5 reported overdoses: police

A drug known as purple heroin is shown in a photo provided by OPP.
A drug known as purple heroin is shown in a photo provided by OPP. OPP file photo

A Lindsay woman faces drug charges after police seized so-called purple heroin — a mixture of heroin and fentanyl — on Tuesday.

City of Kawartha Lakes Police say over the weekend, officers responded to five overdoses from purple heroin.

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The medical incidents prompted the police service’s drug enforcement unit to conduct an investigation into the alleged sale of purple heroin from a residence on William Street North in Lindsay.

On Tuesday around 1 p.m., police executed a search warrant at the home where officers seized a quantity of purple heroin and cocaine along with a prohibited weapon.

Jennifer Steer, 40, of Lindsay, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.

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READ MORE: Cobourg man and woman accused of trafficking cocaine

She’s scheduled to appear for a bail hearing in court in Lindsay on Wednesday.

Police say a warrant is currently being sought for the arrest of a 35-year-old Lindsay man who also resides in the home.

WATCH: ‘Purple heroin’ found in fatal overdoses in Peterborough: Health Canada (April 2018)

‘Purple heroin’ found in fatal overdoses in Peterborough: Health Canada
‘Purple heroin’ found in fatal overdoses in Peterborough: Health Canada
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