2018 Bad Drug Report

May 2018

Fentanyl

Date of Report: May 18-20, 2018

Negative effects: Overdose (opioid)

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: N/A

 

Heroin (sold as)

Date of Report: May 18-20, 2018

Negative effects: Overdose (opioid)

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Not reported

April 2018

Fentanyl

Date of Report: April 17, 2018

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms, regular user with high tolerance

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: N/A

 

Date of Report: April 19, 2018

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms, regular user with high tolerance

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: N/A

 

Date of Report: April 20, 2018

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms, regular user with high tolerance

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: N/A

 

Heroin (sold as)

Date of Report: April 5-8, 2018

Negative effects: Overdose (opioid); regular user with high tolerance

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Not reported

 

Date of Report: April 11, 2018

Negative effects: Overdose (opioid); regular user with high tolerance

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Not reported

 

Date of Report: April 12, 2018

Negative effects: Overdose (opioid); regular user with high tolerance: had taken less than 1/4 of a point

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Not reported

 

Date of Report: April 12, 2018

Negative effects: Overdose (opioid); regular user with high tolerance: had taken only 1/4 of a point

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Not reported

 

Date of Report: April 17, 2018

Negative effects: Overdose (opioid); regular user with high tolerance

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Not reported

 

Date of Report: April 25, 2018

Negative effects: Overdose (opioid); regular user, but had taken a break, so lower tolerance. A small crumb was smoked on foil; less than 1/16th of a point

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Smoked: purple, ashy colour, dense

March 2018

Cocaine

Date of report: March 6, 2018

Negative effects: Severe headache after injecting, immediate migraine, heart palpitations

Time of reaction: Not reported

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: Outside Toronto

Description of batch: Injected

February 2018

Cocaine

Date of report: February 27, 2018

Negative effects: Serious trouble breathing after snorting

Time of reaction: 1-2 hours

Length of reaction: 4 hours +

Place of incident: Danforth East

Description of batch: Snorted

 

Crack-Cocaine

Date of Report: January 29-February 1, 2018

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms, Passing out/loss of consciousness. Fentanyl in Crack-Cocaine.

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: 4+ Hours

Place of incident:  Downtown East Side

Description of batch: tested in hospital, detected Fentanyl

 

Crystal Meth

Date of Report: February 26-27, 2018

Negative effects: Heavy sweating, noxious odor, blotchy skin, headaches, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, trouble breathing

Time of Reaction: 2-10 minutes

Length of Reaction: Lasted until the following day

Place of incident:  Downtown Centre

Description of batch: Sand-sized crystals, colour of champagne, heavy taste of drying agent, like acetone but harsher when injected

 

Heroin

Date of Report: February 24-25, 2018

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms

Time of Reaction: 2-10 minutes

Length of Reaction: 10 minutes to half hour

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Injected

 

Date of Report: February 24-25, 2018

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms; passing out/loss of consciousness, loss of bladder control

Time of Reaction: Immediate

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Parkdale

Description of batch: Injected

January 2018

Crack-Cocaine

Date of Report: January 29-February 1, 2018

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms, Passing out/loss of consciousness. Fentanyl in Crack-Cocaine.

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: 4+ Hours

Place of incident:  Downtown East Side

Description of batch: tested in hospital, detected Fentanyl

 

Crystal Meth

Date of Report: January 17, 2018

Negative effects: Not used – batch was brought in for testing, and contained road ice salt and hand sanitizer

Time of Reaction: Not used

Length of Reaction: Not used

Place of incident:  Downtown Central

Description of batch: contained road ice salt and hand sanitizer

 

Fentanyl

Date of Report: January 6-7, 2018.

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms, Passing out/loss of consciousness

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  York-Weston

Description of batch: Fentanyl

 

Heroin

Date of Report: January 4, 2018. Incident occurred 3 times in the past.

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms; Passing out/ loss of consciousness; Shortness of breath/trouble breathing

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke.

Description of batch: Injected.

 

Opioid, unknown

Date of Report: January 4, 2018. Incident occurred 3 times in the past.

Negative effects: Death. Opioid overdose

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Downtown Centre

Description of batch: Drug was packaged in folded sports-betting lottery ticket. Substance was injected.

December 2017

Crack

Date of Report: December 3, 2017

Negative effects: Muscle rigidity, aches, pains. Tightness in face, jaw, neck & back. Hard to breathe. Vomited after first toke. Headache. Skin lesions or abscesses. Numbness. Heart palpitations/racing heart. Anxiety.

Time of Reaction: Immediate

Length of Reaction: 4+ hours

Place of incident:  Not reported

Description of batch: Crumbly rock, suspected crystal meth was in it. Injected. Substance taken with alcohol and benzodiazepines (e.g. Vallium)

Heroin

Date of Report: December 30-31

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms; Loss of consciousness; Shortness of breath

Time of Reaction: 2-10 minutes

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Brown heroin. Injected. Taken with powerd. Yes, ambulance took person home.

 

Date of Report: December 6, 2017

Negative effects: Opioid overdose; Bluish lips/fingernails; Loss of consciousness; Not breathing, not responsive; Found in a parking garage; pronounced dead. Revived with 2 x nasal sprays and 2 x injections of Naloxone.

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Sold as heroin. Person had also taken within 3 hours of overdosing crack and fentanyl.

 

Date of Report: December 3, 2017

Negative effects: Opioid overdose symptoms, Passing out/loss of consciousness, Shortness of breath/trouble breathing, Stopped breathing

Time of Reaction: Not reported

Length of Reaction: Not reported

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Sold as heroin

Hydromorphone/Dilauded

Date of Report: December 5, 2017

Negative effects: Overdose. Naloxone taken to reverse x 2 doses.

Time of Reaction: 10-30 min

Length of Reaction: 4+ hours

Place of incident:  Etobicoke

Description of batch: Injected

November 2017

Crack

Date of report: November 16, 2017

Negative effects: Heart palpitations/racing heart; Shortness of breath/trouble breathing; Shaking, side of neck was sore; Chest/lung pain

Time of reaction: Following day

Length of reaction: Continued for 1 day

Place of incident: Parkdale

Description of batch: Bought as white powder, then when cooked to smoke as Crack, was solid beige rock

 

Date of report: November 3-6, 2017

Negative effects: Skin lesions

Length of reaction: Continued for 1 day

Place of incident: Downtown East

Description of batch: Looked and smelled like normal crack

 

Crystal Meth

Date of report: November 2, 2017

Negative effects: Heart palpitations/racing heart; Weak, faint; Poor concentration; Confused; Dizzy; Nauseated; Weird hallucinations; Face broke out, open sores/hives

Length of reaction: More than 4 hours

Place of incident: Downtown Centre

Description of batch: Looked more yellow than usual, 1 solid piece: had to break it up; smelled funny. Injected.

October 2017

Cocaine

Date of report: October 5, 2017

Negative effects: Bluish lips/fingernails, passing out, heart palpitations

Time of reaction: Not reported

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: taken with Alcohol, Benzos and Heroin

 

Crack

Date of report: October 17, 2017

Negative effects: burning sensation, opioid overdose symptoms, numbness, excessive sweating

Time of reaction: 1-2 hours

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: East York

Description of batch: like crack, but glassy

 

Heroin

Date of report: October 16-17, 2017

Negative effects: burning sensation, blue lips/fingernails, passed out, numbness, heart palpitations, heart stopped, anxiety, shaking, vomiting blood, dry heaving

Time of reaction: not reported

Length of reaction: not reported

Place of incident: North York

Description of batch: white powder, a little shiny, tested positive for Fentanyl

 

Date of report: October 9, 2017

Negative effects: Passing out, shortness of breath, trouble breathing

Time of reaction: Not reported

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: brown, pebbly, taken with Alcohol

September 2017

Cocaine

Date of report: September 27, 2017

Negative effects: shortness of breath, trouble breathing

Time of reaction: immediate

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: smoked

 

Crack

Date of report: September 27, 2017

Negative effects: vomited lots of blood

Time of reaction: immediate

Length of reaction: 1-2 hours

Place of incident: downtown centre

Description of batch: looked like normal rock, but smelled like perfume

 

Fentanyl

Date of report: September 21-24, 2017

Negative effects: Overdose: passing out

Time of reaction: 2-10 minutes

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: downtown centre

Description of batch: white powder

 

Date of report: September 21-24, 2017

Negative effects: Overdose: passing out

Time of reaction: 2-10 minutes

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: white powder

 

Date of report: September 16-17

Negative effects: overdose, passed out

Time of reaction: immediate

Length of reaction: not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: person also consumed crack-cocaine

 

Heroin

Date of report: September 28, 2017

Negative effects: Overdose: passing out, shortness of breath, trouble breathing

Time of reaction: immediate

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: taken with Alcohol

 

Date of report: September 27, 2017

Negative effects: Overdose: passing out

Time of reaction: Not reported

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: Not reported

 

Date of report: September 25-26, 2017

Negative effects: Overdose: passing out, shortness of breath, trouble breathing

Time of reaction: 2-10 minutes

Length of reaction: 1-2 hours

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: brown, gummy, like a caramel chew

 

Date of report: September 25-26, 2017

Negative effects: Two people overdosed in home: blue skin, passed out, trouble breathing

Time of reaction: Not reported

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: injected

 

Date of report: September 19-20, 2017

Negative effects: Death, found in park

Time of reaction: not reported

Length of reaction: not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: not reported

 

Date of report: September 19, 2017

Negative effects: Overdose: trouble breathing

Time of reaction: Not reported

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: taken with Crystal Meth

 

Date of report: September 12-15, 2017

Negative effects: overdose: passing out, shortness of breath

Time of reaction: not reported

Length of reaction: not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: not reported, injected

 

Date of report: September 12-15, 2017

Negative effects: overdose

Time of reaction: not reported

Length of reaction: not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: not reported, injected

 

Date of report: September 11-14, 2017

Negative effects: overdose: person went to hospital

Time of reaction: not reported

Length of reaction: not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: not reported, injected

 

Date of report: September 11, 2017

Negative effects: overdose deaths x 2 people

Time of reaction: not reported, person found in room days later

Length of reaction: not reported, person found in room days later

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: not reported, injected

 

Date of report: September 11, 2017

Negative effects: shortness of breath, gurgling, rigid muscles, seizure

Time of reaction: 2-10 minutes

Length of reaction: 2-10 minutes

Place of incident: Parkdale

Description of batch: dark grey, injected

August 2017

Cocaine

Date of report: August 24-27

Negative effects: Rash, itchiness, skin lesions, burning sensation; passing out; heart palpitations; lethargic within 30 min of dosing followed by vomiting.

Time of reaction: 30 minutes

Length of reaction: 1 hour

Place of incident: outside of Toronto

Description of batch: powder smelled like kerosene

 

Crystal Meth

Date of report: August 10-11

Negative effects: rash/itchiness, skin lesions, burning sensation, passing out, shortness of breath, heart palpitations

Time of reaction: 2-10 minutes

Length of reaction: 30 minutes to an hour

Place of incident: Bloor St. W.

Description of batch: cloudy shards with white powder along edges, tasted like rubber

 

Heroin

Date of report: August 15, 2017

Negative effects: overdose: passed out, shortness of breath

Time of reaction: immediate onset

Length of reaction: 4+ hours

Place of incident: Danforth

Description of batch: clear fluid pre-loaded into syringe

July 2017

Cocaine

Date of report: July 1-7, 2017

Negative effects: Heart palpitations/racing heart, Shortness of breath/trouble breathing, seizure activity

Time of reaction: Immediate

Length of reaction: 2-10 minutes

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: cocaine powder

 

Crack

Date of report: July 1-7, 2017

Negative effects: Rash/itchiness, Burning sensation, diarrhea

Time of reaction: 10 min to half hour

Length of reaction: Not reported

Place of incident: downtown centre

Description of batch: dry and chalky texture, solid in colour

 

Crystal Meth

Date of report: July 31, 2017

Negative effects: Numbness, entire arm went numb, couldn’t use hand; also experienced waves of emotions

Time of reaction: immediate onset

Length of reaction: 30 min

Place of incident: Parkdale

Description of batch: frosty glass appearance

 

Heroin

Date of report: July 27, 2017

Mode of consumption: Injected

Negative effects: overdose 2 people: tolerant users, used small amt (0.5 point). Both survived

Time of reaction: immediate onset

Length of reaction: not reported

Place of incident: Downtown West

Description of batch: purplish/reddish, looks like granite, person also consumed alcohol

If this reaction has happened before, how many times?: Yes, regularly 6+ times

 

Date of report: July 4-7, 2017

Negative effects: overdose, passing out, trouble breathing

Mode of consumption: Injected

Time of reaction: 2-10 minutes

Length of reaction: not reported

Place of incident: Etobicoke

Description of batch: brown pebbles

If this reaction has happened before, how many times?: Yes, regularly 6+ times

June 2017

Crystal Meth

Date of report: June 5, 2017

Negative effects: Dizziness, falling over, extremely cold, urinated blood 10 minutes after dosing, heart palpitations, trouble breathing

Time of reaction: 2-10 minutes

Length of reaction: 10 hours

Place of incident: Parkdale

Description of batch: chunks of glass, person also consumed marijuana