RCMP charge two after fentanyl detected in Windsor-West Hants

RCMP badge. (Police photo)

WINDSOR-WEST HANTS: Two 20-year-old women from the Windsor area have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in relation to offences involving the drug fentanyl.

On April 20, Windsor District RCMP issued a warning about drugs in the Windsor-West Hants area after responding to two overdoses in 24 hours. One person died and another was transported to hospital and has survived.

The drugs were immediately seized and sent for testing. Police have received confirmation that one of the drugs was fentanyl.

As a result of the investigation, two 20-year-old women have been charged.

Lexus Young of Windsor has been charged with Trafficking and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Nateisha States of Newport Station has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Both women will appear in Windsor Provincial Court at a later date to answer to these charges. 

According to Health Canada, fentanyl is a very potent opioid and a few grains can be enough to kill someone.

“Our primary concern is public safety and we want people to ensure they are aware of what may be circulating and to take the necessary precautions or rethink choices they may be about to make,” said RCMP.

For more information on fentanyl, visit the Health Canada website at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-use/controlled-illegal-drugs/fentanyl.html.

Free Naloxone kits are available throughout the province for anyone at risk of overdose, or friends and family of someone at risk of overdose. These kits can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Find a pharmacy that distributes Naloxone near you at http://www.nsnaloxone.com/where-to-get-one.html.