Media Advisory - RCMP Synthetic Drug Awareness Workshop

SAULT STE MARIE, ON, Jan. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - On February 2nd, 2017, the RCMP is hosting a workshop at the Delta Waterfront Hotel in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The purpose of the training is to share critical information with emergency first responders on the hidden dangers associated to clandestine drug laboratories.

The agenda will include:

  • Types of Clandestine Labs
  • Synthesis Production Methods
  • Chemical Hazards in a Clandestine Lab
  • Meth 101
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Responder Procedures
  • Current Trends
  • The Fentanyl Crisis

"Fentanyl, Meth, and Ecstasy are drugs produced in make-shift laboratories hidden in our neighbourhoods and pose a serious threat to the safety of the public and emergency first responders such as police, fire and paramedics. This is a real problem as drug traffickers do not respect the many dangers of toxic chemicals. We are working closely with our partners to break the emerging cycle of these toxic, destructive labs and the drugs they produce, in all communities," said Sgt. Michael FENCHAK, RCMP Sault Ste Marie Detachment.   

First Responders wishing to attend are requested to preregister with the RCMP Sault Ste Marie Detachment by calling (705) 941-7267 Extension 221.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: Cst. Dan CHEVALIER, RCMP Sault Ste Marie Detachment, 705-941-7267 Ext 230 - Office, (705) 542-9317 - Cell,


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