Police say laced drugs could be a factor in deaths of three men in Mississauga condo


Police say illicit drugs laced with “an unknown substance” could be a factor in the suspicious deaths of three men in Mississauga. 

Peel police say that on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, officers responded to a call regarding sudden deaths at a unit inside a condominium building in the Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. and Confederation Parkway area. 

Police say that upon arrival, officers located three deceased men in their late 20s. Another man inside the unit was transported to a local hospital as a precaution and was later considered to be in serious condition. Police say he is now in stable condition. 

“The coroner attended the scene and determined that the deaths were suspicious in nature and the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau were notified and took over carriage of the investigation due to the circumstances,” police said in a news release.

“Investigators are concerned that illicit substances found within the residence may have been laced with an unknown substance. These types of drugs are manufactured illegally and in ways that cause inconsistency in potency. This process makes the combination of drugs unpredictable and potentially life-threatening for users.”

Police say the type of illicit substances located has yet to be determined.

“Peel Regional Police is committed to preserving life by making efforts to remove these drugs from the streets and keeping them out of the hands of unsuspecting users,” police said in the news release. 

Police are urging anyone who finds themselves in an emergency situation involving drugs to call 9-1-1 for assistance. 

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205.

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