Pair taken to hospital after ingesting drug 0
WASAGA BEACH — Two people were taken to hospital, Monday afternoon, after taking a substance they thought was ecstasy.
According to Huronia West OPP, police, firefighters and paramedics were called to a beach area just off Beach Drive after getting a report of a woman in medical distress. When emergency services arrived, they would a man and woman, unconscious.
The pair were taken to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, where they recovered. They have since been released from hospital.
Police say the pair were given a substance reported to be 'liquid ecstasy', but a toxicology screening was negative for the drug.
"That poses the question, do you really know what's in the drug you are using," noted Huronia West OPP spokesperson Mark Kinney in a news release. "The answer in this case, and all cases, is no."
Kinney noted it's a reality that people — regardless of whether they are residents or visitors to the area — use illicit drugs, and the "real health issues that can be created by using these illegal drugs."
Police describe the alleged 'dealer' as a tall white male, skinny, with a pony tail and tattoos on his arms. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP detachment at 705-429-3575, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.