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Heroin and fentanyl detected in purple putty

Ottawa police officers discovered the purple substance while searching a home in Vanier on May 9.
2018-05-10 Purple putty possibly Fentanyl
Purple putty found in Vanier apartment, Ottawa police believe could contain fentanyl. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service

Analysis by Health Canada shows that a purple putty-like substance, seized in Ottawa earlier this month, contained heroin and fentanyl.

The Ottawa Police Service raided an apartment on Carillon Street near Vanier Pkwy on May 9 and arrested a man after finding a number of drugs, including cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, hydromorphone, as well as the purple putty-like substance that investigators suspected contained fentanyl. 

For more information on fentanyl, please visit This web page also includes information on where to get help in Ottawa, tips for parents, local data on overdoses and drug use, and how to prevent overdoses.  

For more information on where to access naloxone user's training programs, call the Drug and Alcohol Helpline at 1-800-565-8603. You can also consult the Ontario Poison Centre page on Opioid Overdose Management or call 1-800-268-9017.

Mike Vlasveld

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