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Purple heroin seized in drug arrest in Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH-A 28-year-old Peterborough man is facing drug charges after police allegedly located and seized a quantity of purple heroin in his possession.

Purple heroin is a mixture of heroin, morphine, fentanyl and sometimes carfentanil, a deadly, large animal, tranquilizer.

At approximately 5 p.m. on March 3, 2019 officers in the area of George Street North detained the accused for investigative purposes. Witnesses say police blocked in a vehicle and took a man into custody.

During the investigation the accused was found to be in possession of a quantity of purple heroin according to Peterborough Police.

As a result of the investigation Christopher Michael Fitzgerald, 28, of Hilliard Street, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Heroin)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 19, 2019.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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