Police issue caution about dangerous strain of ‘purple’ heroin/cocaine

Barrie police are cautioning the public about what they describe as a dangerous strain of suspected heroin and/or cocaine, which has surfaced within the community.
The substance is believed to have a purple colouring and is suspected to have been consumed in a recent sudden death and overdoes, police report. At this time the investigation is ongoing and further toxicology testing is being conducted to determine the exact composition of the substance involved.
Police want to remind those who use illicit drugs to be vigilant to the reality that various drugs can be mixed with other illicit drugs, and very small amounts can be fatal. For additional information on drug awareness and education please contact the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit at (705)721-7520, or online at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.