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Youth charged with theft of Fentanyl

Thursday, April 17, 2014   by: Staff



CHAPLEAU - On April 16, 2014 at 12:30 am, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment were advised that Fentanyl patches had been stolen from a residence in the town of Chapleau.

Investigation led to the arrest of a 17-year-old youth and some of the patches were recovered. 

OPP continue to investigate for the outstanding patches. 

The accused stands charged with the following offences:

  • Theft Under $5,000 as per s. 334(b) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Failure to comply with disposition – 3 counts, as per s. 137 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA); and with
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Other Drug as per s. 4(1) of the Drug Controlled and Substance Act (CDSA).

The youth was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Chapleau, Ontario at the Youth Court of Justice on June 18, 2014.

The CDSA prohibits anyone from possessing any prescribed medication without a prescription. 

It is a criminal offence to offer or sell a prescribed medication to another person. 

When prescription medication is taken as prescribed it is safe. 

It is the misuse of the drug that is dangerous.

Police urge citizens not to keep expired/unused/replaced medication at home and to not dispose of such medication in the garbage. 

Any prescription medication can be returned to a pharmacy at any time. 

People can also return medications to hospitals or medical clinics or during a prescription drug drop off/take back program in their municipality. 

The 2014 Prescription Drug Drop Off is scheduled for Saturday May 10, 2014.


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brittz 4/17/2014 11:36:27 AM Report

I believe its time for strict regulations on Fentanyl, there is a lack of public awareness of how dangerous it is if its not taken correctly. People smoke used patches(yuck!) Not sure what the solution is but this will go the way of the Oxycontin crisis if the powers that be don't cap it now!
celeste5 4/17/2014 12:49:33 PM Report

I agree with you, the media should make all deaths public concerning drugs, people are dying for cripe sakes.
There must be Statistics, make them public, so parents can warn their kids that drug use can be fatal.
One time can kill you and it has happened and still is happening.
Today, kids will take anything to get high and are missed up.
dicks 4/17/2014 1:37:24 PM Report

give these people all the drugs they want then plant them.
mac2 4/17/2014 3:59:06 PM Report

plant them? lol
steelworker 4/17/2014 6:41:55 PM Report

How to clean out the shallow end of the gene pool.
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