Recent opioid-related deaths raise concerns for West Region OPP

West Region OPP are issuing a reminder about the potentially-lethal consequences of opioid use following a recent string of suspected overdoses and opioid-related deaths.

The West Region OPP, which covers southwestern Ontario, said officers responded to 12 suspected opioid overdoses between May 1 and May 17.

Among those incidents, police reported three deaths related to suspected opioid use.

The recent string of suspect overdoses accounts for nearly a third of the 37 suspected or confirmed overdoses reported by West Region OPP in 2019.

The numbers were brought up during a virtual briefing on Friday from the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU).

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