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Purple fentanyl, heroin suspected in string of overdoses in Guelph

In the span of 24 hours, two overdose reversals believed to be purple fentanyl-related were administered in the city
KitchenerToday file photo of purple fentanyl, heroin mix

Health officials are warning extremely potent purple fentanyl and purple heroin is surfacing on the streets of Guelph.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health says it's becoming increasingly concerned about an uptick in overdoses believed to be related to purple fentanyl.

Just yesterday alone, they say two overdose reversals were administered in Guelph.

The purple street drug has a Playdough-like texture, and has been found to contain a mix of heroin and either fentanyl or carfentanil.

Similar mixtures of the synthetic opioid have been seized by police in Waterloo Region.

Public Health says to reduce your risk of an overdose, carry a naloxone kit and use the overdose prevention site at the Guelph Community Health Centre.

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