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Police seize deadly Purple Heroin after 5 drug overdoses in Lindsay on the weekend

KAWARTHA LAKES-Kawartha lakes Police say they seized the deadly drug called Purple Heroin while executing a search warrant in Lindsay.

“Purple Heroin,” which is a mixture of the controlled substances heroin and Fentanyl, has been responsible for a spike in drug overdoses in the City of Kawartha Lakes according to Police.Fentanyl is an opioid based pain killer and when used alone, or added to other street drugs such as cocaine, cannabis and heroin, has a higher risk of causing a fatal overdose.

In Lindsay over this past weekend alone, five overdoses from a combination of heroin mixed with Fentanyl were reported to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service.  In response to this ongoing threat to the safety of our community, members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit conducted an investigation into the sale of purple heroine from an address on William Street north in Lindsay.

On Tuesday May 28, 2019, just after 1:00pm a search warrant was executed at the home.  A quantity of purple heroine and cocaine was located, in addition to a prohibited weapon according to police.

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

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

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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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