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  • Ottawa drug dealer explains lure and risk of fentanyl abuse

    A constant demand from drug addicts and steady access to prescriptions has made the illegal trade of powerful prescription opiates in the National Capital Region both widespread and profitable, according to an Ottawa-area drug dealer.


    Ottawa law enforcement officials, addiction specialists and family members of those dealing with addictions have for more than a year issued warnings in the community about the rising epidemic of the illegal prescription drug trade, which can have fatal consequences.


    More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...buse-1.2254700

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    Gatineau police bust drug ring involving motorcycle gangs

    Police have arrested 20 people after a yearlong investigation into the alleged trafficking of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine in Gatineau, Que., and Ottawa.

    Gatineau police said Project Dérapage dismantled a “major drug trafficking network” in the region with raids beginning at 2 a.m. ET Thursday.

    Quebec provincial police, Ottawa police and MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais also participated in 16 raids, including 12 in Gatineau and four in Ottawa.

    Police said the alleged network was linked to “outlaw motorcycle gangs.” The suspects are expected to appear at the Ottawa and Gatineau courthouses on charges of drug trafficking, drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of firearms.
    Police continue to investigate and they said more arrests could be made and more charges could be laid.

    More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...angs-1.2443414

    Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call Gatineau police at 819-243-4636.

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    • #3
      'Vanessa's Law' would let Ottawa pull dangerous drugs

      New health legislation tabled in Parliament today would give the government more power to recall unsafe products and impose fines of up to $5 million a day for leaving unsafe products on shelves.

      Tabled on behalf of federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose, the bill is being named Vanessa's Law to honour Conservative MP Terence Young's daughter. She died in 2000 after complications arose when she was taking Prepulsid, a drug she was prescribed.
      If it becomes law, the bill would:
      • Require mandatory adverse drug reaction reporting by health-care institutions.
      • Allow the federal government to recall unsafe products.
      • Impose new penalties for unsafe products, including jail time and new fines up to $5 million a day. That's an increase from the current $5,000 a day.
      • Provide the courts with discretion to impose even stronger fines if violations were caused intentionally.
      • Compel drug companies to revise labels to clearly reflect health risk.
      • Compel drug companies to do further testing on a product, including when issues are identified with certain at-risk populations such as children.
      Before the bill was tabled, Young sat down with CBC News and spoke about the need to make these changes, including greater penalties for drug company executives.

      More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/vane...rugs-1.2453785

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      • #4



        24.5 kg of cocaine seized in Ottawa drug bust

        Police have laid charges against nine men and seized 24.5 kg of cocaine after they say they dismantled a drug operation based in the Ottawa area.

        On Wednesday police executed nine search warrants in Ottawa, the culmination of a two-year joint operation of Ottawa Police, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police they dubbed Project Anarchy.

        Police said the street value of the drugs seized was approximately $12,250,000. They also seized 10 vehicles, four firearms and two imitation firearms.



        More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...bust-1.2517394





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        • #5
          Zoning proposal to allow medical marijuana facilities

          Ottawa's planning committee will consider a new zoning proposal that would allow federally-licenced medicinal marijuana facilities to set up in the city's industrial areas.

          City planners drafted the proposal after Health Canada changed the system through which patients obtain medicinal marijuana.

          Patients will no longer be able to get licences to grow plants in homes as of Apr. 1, 2014. Instead, licenced commercial growers will produce and ship medicinal marijuana directly to patients.

          Given the prospect companies could set up in the Ottawa area, planners determined the facilities are more like pharmaceutical manufacturing plants than a greenhouses, and should be allowed in industrial rather than agricultural zones.


          More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...ties-1.2524837

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          • #6
            Licensed marijuana growers say demand off to hot start

            Less than a month after the federal government began handing out licenses to producers of medical marijuana, there are early signs from some companies that business is growing faster than expected in the fledgling industry.

            Smiths Falls, Ont., based Tweed Inc. announced last week it would not be registering new customers until it was sure it had sufficient supply to meet the demand.


            More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...tart-1.2624984

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            • #7
              Rave drugs kill woman, put another in coma in Ottawa

              A 19-year-old woman is dead and a 20-year-old woman is in an induced coma after taking unidentified pills at rave events in Ottawa between June 29 and July 1.

              Ottawa police are investigating two separate incidents where the women had severe reactions to the pills.

              Police don't know yet what drugs the women took, but they believe they were from a bad batch of ecstasy.

              Police said the 20-year-old from Ottawa went to a local hospital and she remains in a coma, suffering from liver problems.


              More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...tawa-1.2696989

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              • #8
                Rave drugs a 'very big' health concern for youth

                Health officials in Ottawa warn rave drugs are a "very big" public health concern as one woman was left dead and a second was in a coma due to pills taken last weekend.

                On Friday, Ottawa police said one woman was dead and a second was left in an induced coma after taking rave drugs at two separate events between June 29 and July 1.


                More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...outh-1.2697474

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                • #9
                  Rave drugs a 'very big' health concern for youth

                  Health officials in Ottawa warn rave drugs are a "very big" public health concern as one woman was left dead and a second was in a coma due to pills taken last weekend.

                  On Friday, Ottawa police said one woman was dead and a second was left in an induced coma after taking rave drugs at two separate events between June 29 and July 1.


                  More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...outh-1.2697474

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                  • #10
                    Rave drugs that hospitalized Ottawa woman weren't tainted

                    Ottawa police say toxicology results show an Ottawa woman in a medically induced coma did not have medical issues because of tainted drugs.

                    Police said Wednesday the results show the 20-year-old took MDMA at a "rave event" before experiencing the liver problems that sent her to hospital.

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                    • #11
                      Ontario dentists wary of over-prescribing opioids

                      “To put someone on these opiates for a longer term is just asking for dependency to occur,” said Dr. Mark Ujjainwalla, founder of the Recovery Ottawa clinic.

                      “Lots of patients, that's how they started, either with a dental procedure or an orthopedic procedure.”

                      Dr. Liela Ebrahimpoor said fellow dentists have to be careful a patient isn’t faking their pain to get a hold of opioids, which can then be sold.


                      More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...oids-1.2704821
                      Last edited by Redearth; 07-14-2014, 07:36 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Jim Watson wants police crackdown on new Ottawa pot lounge

                        Mayor Jim Watson wants Ottawa police to crack down on a new bring-your-own marijuana vapourizing lounge in Vanier.

                        While it's illegal to possess marijuana without a medical prescription, the manager at BuzzOn on Montreal Road said that everyone is welcome. The lounge opened over the weekend to those willing to pay a $5 cover fee to socialize with other marijuana users.

                        Watson said police should enforce the law.


                        More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...unge-1.3054582

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                        • #13
                          1 of 3 who ran Ottawa teen prostitution ring faces new drug charges


                          One of the teens who ran a teen prostitution ring in Ottawa is facing new drug-related charges.

                          Court documents show the now 18-year-old woman was allegedly caught with crack cocaine and $110 from drug trafficking in Ottawa on Aug. 13.

                          She has been charged with one count each of drug trafficking, drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

                          The teen was sentenced to three years in jail in January 2014 after she pleaded guilty to charges including child pornography and recruiting for the purpose of prostitution, and was given credit for time she had already served prior to sentencing.

                          She and two other girls lured other teenaged girls to their south Ottawa home using social media, where they would be forced into performing sexual acts for men.

                          She cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act because she was 15 when she was arrested and charged for her role in the prostitution ring.

                          Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...rges-1.3247106

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                          • #14
                            Ottawa paramedics warned to wear masks over fear of powerful new drug


                            A drug called carfentanil, an animal tranquillizer that's 100 times stronger than fentanyl, is so dangerous Ottawa paramedics are being warned to wear masks on the job.

                            Carfentanil has now been detected in drugs sold on the streets in Ontario.


                            Green pills seized last month in the Waterloo, Ont., region contained the potentially lethal opioid, Health Canada confirmed. Yesterday, Toronto police also warned they found carfentanil in heroin sold on city streets.

                            "From Toronto it's going to make its way here in a week or two or three," expects Ottawa Paramedic Service spokesperson J.P. Trottier.

                            "This is a huge concern for us."


                            More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...drug-1.3885569
                            Last edited by Redearth; 12-08-2016, 01:02 PM.

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                            • #15
                              'There is life after drugs': A message for teens addicted to fentanyl


                              Katie Smith was first introduced to opioids at age 15 by a much older boyfriend.

                              It wasn't long before she had graduated to the strongest form of the drug she could find — fentanyl — becoming instantly hooked on the high. It gave her energy, she says, but made her feel calm, comfortable and confident.

                              But the best part came when she drifted into unconsciousness, what she and others refer to as "the nod."



                              More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...alls-1.3993478

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