Presence Of ‘Suspected Fentanyl Laced Heroin’

February 20, 2024 | 7 Comments

The police issued an advisory about the “presence of suspected fentanyl laced heroin in the community,” stating that there have been three instances where individuals have been taken to hospital for treatment for a suspected overdose.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service wishes to alert the public to the presence of suspected fentanyl laced heroin in the community.

“There have been three instances where individuals taken to hospital for treatment for suspected overdose on this illegal substance.

“An investigation into these matters is now underway.

“The public are advised that Fentanyl use, even in small doses, can result in serious adverse effects, which are compounded when combined with other drugs, particularly other opioids such as heroin. Individuals who use this drug put themselves in very real danger, which can potentially occur very soon after only one instance of fentanyl use.

“Signs of overdose:

  • Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
  • Falling asleep or losing consciousness
  • Slow, weak, or no breathing
  • Choking or gurgling sounds
  • Limp body
  • Cold and/or clammy skin
  • Discolored skin [especially in lips and nails]

“Side effects of fentanyl and dangers of fentanyl misuse can include [but are not limited to]:

  • Hallucinations and visual disturbances.
  • Drowsiness and nausea.
  • Confusion
  • Respiratory distress.
  • Muscle rigidity.
  • Unconsciousness or sedation.
  • Seizures.
  • Overdose.

“If you suspect someone may have used Fentanyl or Fentanyl laced substances, you should:

  • Immediately contact 911.
  • Try to keep the person awake and breathing.
  • Lay the person on their side to prevent choking.
  • Stay with the person until emergency assistance arrives.

“Please click here for more information on Fentanyl and Fentanyl overdose.”

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  1. Hilarious! says:

    Nasty stuff. Time to bring back the death penalty for drug dealers.

  2. Sara says:

    Is the island ready to deal with the reality of this terrible drug? It is raking havoc all over the US. I knew it would be a matter of time. You can die just from touching this stuff!

    • Hilarious! says:

      The kicker is that the country that our Government purchased 70 electric buses from is the leading producer and exporter of precursors (raw materials/ingredients) used to manufacture fentanyl.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      By “this terrible drug” are you referring to fentanyl or heroin or fentanyl laced heroin?

      The sad fact of the matter is that we have failed to effectively deal with cocaine and heroin importation and use for more than two generations now.

      • sage says:

        True, they were too busy fighting against the “Devil’s Lettuce” to be bothered. Hard drug importation channels are a well greased machinery, it’s never in short supply. Is Narcan readily available in case of opioid overdose?

        • Joe Bloggs says:

          Our Commissioner of Police mysteriously disappeared in the 1990s for implementing Operation Cleansweep without informing Our Premier or his Cabinet

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