A 30 year old female and a 34 year old male were arrested yesterday shortly before 3:00 PM for outstanding warrants. The two had attended the Brockville Police Service for another matter and were arrested. They were both released with future court dates.
On the 16th of March 2021 at 12:50 PM a 20 year old female was arrested for breaching a release order by being with someone that she was prohibited from being with. Officers had attended a Balmoral Place address for a dispute. Officers discovered the breach while speaking with the involved parties and she was arrested. The 20 year old will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.
On March 16th at 6:30 officers were called to the area of John Street and King Street for what was described a possible sudden death. Officers arrived on scene and located three individuals.
A 25 year old male had suffered an overdose and had been administered Naloxone by his friends. The male had regained consciousness and was transported to the Brockville General Hospital for treatment. A second 24 year old male, who was also using with the first male, was also transported to hospital for treatment. The third subject, a 21 year old female, refused medical treatment. Fentanyl is suspected as the cause of the overdose.
On March 16th at 10:30 PM officers responded to a second call for an overdose at a residence on George St. A 50 year old male was administered Naloxone and was now responsive. The male refused to be transported to the Brockville General Hospital for treatment. Again, the suspected cause of the overdose was fentanyl.
“The Health Unit along with community partners are cautioning the community that Leeds, Grenville and Lanark continue to grapple with a dangerously toxic substance supply. The Health Unit also reminds the community that naloxone may not be as effective in reversing overdoses due to the contamination of substances with other drugs such a benzodiazepines (ex. Xannax).
All overdoses are a medical emergency and calling 911 remains the most important step in saving someone’s life. Anyone who suspects or witnesses an overdose should call 9-1-1. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act provides some legal protection against simple drug possession charges for anyone who experiences, witnesses or responds to an overdose and calls 9-1-1.
The risk of an overdose can be reduced by following safer use practices;
Calling 911 in the event of an overdose
Carry a naloxone kit
Avoid mixing substances
Use a small test dose first
Do not use alone (maintain COVID-19 precautions)
Harm reduction supplies (single use equipment, naloxone and drug checking test strips), and further access to services and referrals will continue to be offered throughout Leeds, Grenville and Lanark during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the Health Unit website for more information.”