2017 Bad Drug Report

September 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

 

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: 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

 

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

 

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

 

Fentanyl

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 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

 

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

 

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

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