Police Advise Safety Concern After Fentanyl Stolen from Vehicle in Mississauga

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Police are advising that there is a public safety concern in effect due to fentanyl theft from a vehicle in Mississauga.

Fentanyl is used for chronic pain management. It is skin permeable and will be immediately absorbed upon contact with skin. Overdose of this drug can result in difficulty breathing, leading to respiratory and cardiac arrest. Not only is the drug dangerous to the public but also to emergency services personnel and others who come in contact with it.

On Sunday May 28, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m. prescription fentanyl patches of the highest dose were stolen from a vehicle in the area of Cliff Road and North Service Road in Mississauga.

Police advise the public to report any unidentified substances to police immediately. If the fentanyl patches box is located, the public is advised not to touch unidentified substances or suspected drugs to avoid accidental absoprtion.

Should anyone locate the fentanyl patches, in whole or in part, that are not to be touched, according to police. If anyone finds the patches, they should contact police immediately for proper disposal.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators of the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1233 . Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word "PEEL" and then your tip.

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