Pubdate: Thu, 15 Jun 2017
Source: Standard Freeholder (Cornwall, CN ON)
Copyright: 2017 Cornwall Standard Freeholder
Author: Lois Ann Baker
Page: A3


An article posted on the Cornwall Free News has led some to believe
marijuana laced with fentanyl had made its way to Cornwall.

However Cornwall Community Police Service Const. Dan Cloutier said he
was not aware of any fentanyl-laced marijuana in the area.

In the article, Jamie Gilcig said a source told him a drug bust
revealed the confiscated marijuana was laced with fentanyl.

Cloutier said as of today, he was unaware of any drug bust that
contained the altered marijuana. He reached out to the
Standard-Freeholder to correct the record after no changes were made
to the article posted on Cornwall Free News.

"I didn't receive anything and I didn't write anything myself," said
SDG OPP Const. Joel Doiron. "I get a copy of all the media releases."

Doiron said something like that would have come across his desk
regardless of which policing service was involved.

"We have been so vocal about it (fentanyl) because of the dangers of
it, it would have been there," he said. "I would say we were not involved."

Doiron said the police services share information all the time. If
they send out a BOLO (be on the lookout) they advise all of the other
agencies in case they come across different people. If it is danger
issue, especially for officers, they make sure they share that

Const. Jean Juneau of the RCMP's Cornwall Regional Task Force said he
was also unaware of the alleged drug bust and laced marijuana.

"It wasn't us," he said. "I would be happy to tell you about it, so I
could warn the public, but no, we did not do any drug busts lately."

Cloutier said it was all about keeping the community safe and CCPS was
very vigilant about any reports of fentanyl coming into the area. But
so far, Cornwall has been spared what other larger communities are
dealing with when it comes to fentanyl.

This reinforces the messages shared at a May public meeting in
Cornwall with police services, school boards and the Eastern Ontario
Health Unit that none of the agencies had yet seen signs of fentanyl
in the area. Parents were encouraged to be aware and wary, as
overdoses from fentanyl have been reported and confirmed in a number
of surrounding cities.
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