Peel Police - Public Safety Advisory Cancelled – Missing Fentanyl Patches - Located

Posted on Thursday January 14, 2016

Brampton – Officers from the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau were successful in locating the missing quantity of Fentanyl patches related to a Public Safety Advisory issued on November 13, 2015.

On Tuesday, November 11, 2015, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a pharmaceutical delivery was made to a long term health care facility located on Rexwood Drive in Mississauga.  Included in the delivery was a quantity of Teva-Fentanyl patches, an opiate based pain medication.  One package of Teva-Fentanyl containing five separate patches was unaccounted for.

On Monday January 4th, 2016 police were advised by management of the facility, that on December 25, 2015, the missing package of Teva-Fentanyl was recovered.

Fentanyl is a powerful pain medication and is potentially life-threatening if not taken properly.

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.

Police are reminding the public to report any unidentified substances to police immediately.  If located, do not touch the patches to avoid accidental absorption.  Do not ingest any medications or drugs unless they have been specifically prescribed to you by your doctor.  Seek medical attention immediately if you have an adverse physical reaction to any ingested substance.

If you have any further information in relation to this incident, please contact the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2133. 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.

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.

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