Drug use continues to be a struggle – how you can help

On November 22, 2019 at 10:52 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a medical distress at Cameron Drive, Saugeen First Nation.

Grey Bruce OPP and Saugeen First Nation Fire Department attended the scene ahead of Bruce County Paramedics and observed an unconscious person in the residence. There was evidence to suggest the person suffered a drug overdose. OPP officers administered Naloxone and the person became conscious. He was transported to hospital by ambulance.

Most overdose incidents occur inside a residence, making it difficult for police and emergency services personnel to provide the necessary assistance unless they are called. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA) provides some legal protection for individuals who seek emergency help during an overdose.

If you know someone who struggles with drug use, you are urged to know how you can help in the event of an overdose.

Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603

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On Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 2:07 p.m. members of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Grey-Bruce and Huron-Perth Community Street Crime Units (CSCU), executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence at Highway 21 in Allenford, South Bruce Peninsula.

As a result of the execution of the search warrant, police seized methamphetamine. OPP officers also seized offence related property and assorted drug paraphernalia. A person located in the residence was arrested and charged.

A 53-year-old male of Allenford has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, section 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

The accused was released on a promise to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on January 9, 2020.

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Just after 6:00 a.m. on October 18, 2019 members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Bruce County Paramedic Services attended a fail to remain motor vehicle collision on Bruce County Road 33 where a cyclist was hit.

The injured cyclist, a 58-year-old from Port Elgin, was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators determined that the cyclist was southbound on Bruce County Road 33 when they were struck by a southbound pickup truck. The pickup truck was not at the scene when officers arrived.

A 51 year-old male of Meaford has been charged with Fail to Remain and Obstruct Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 11, 2019 to answer to the charges.

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Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.