During the sessions, officers discuss the facts of fentanyl and other related drugs and how it is affecting Happy Valley-Goose Bay and the surrounding areas. Officers also suggest precautions for anyone thinking they could come in contact with fentanyl.
Guest speaker Teri Drosch, who was recently in the media for her story involving addiction and how her recovery led her to help others, is also taking part at select information sessions.
If anyone or any other agencies has questions regarding fentanyl or any other drugs or would like to book a fentanyl information session, contact the Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP at (709) 896-3383.
The RCMP states it is committed to the safety of the citizens it serves. As a growing public health crisis, the increasing illegal use of synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, is putting citizens at risk of overdose as well as citizens and first responders increasingly at risk from inadvertent contact with these potentially fatal drugs.
Find more about fentanyl: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/what-is-fentanylThe dangers of fentanyl: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/fentanyl-video (Video)