(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A very concerning event has ended in tragedy in the city’s north side over the last few days.
A man was at the Midtown Inn with a pile of money, bank card and credit card. Sources say he was seeking some cocaine to have a night of partying.
He met two people, one of them a well-known flailer, and had them get him what he was seeking. One of the girls also purchased some of the dirty and dangerous “blue down” (more about that at the end of the article).
The man was enjoying some time off work and partying when one of the girls decided to load a needle with the “blue down” instead of the cocaine. Sources say the man is not a heroin or “down” user.
This put the man into an overdose situation where he became unresponsive and required immediate medical attention. At this point, the flailer took his cash and at least one of his financial cards before fleeing the scene. There was no chance they could have robbed the man without him being unresponsive as he was a strong and healthy individual who was loved and cared for deeply by those close to him.
A staff member of the motel noticed that the door to the room was left open and checked to see what was going on. A 911 call was made and the man was taken to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he later passed away.
A close family friend said “People need to know (he) was beyond the nicest, funniest, coolest guy, an amazing dad, his children are good kids, he’s a winner, I don’t know what the fuck he was doing there.” they went on to say that he has never done heroin or “down” before.
Police are investigating the situation. Anyone with information are urged to contact the Thunder Bay Police Service at 807-684-1200 or reach out to Crime Stoppers via their website at www.p3tips.com/273 where you could be eligible for up to $2000.
Article dated november 15th, 2019
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A new version of illegal opiates has hit Thunder Bay by storm. This new drug is dirtier, nastier, and cheaper than it’s purple cousin.
“Blue Down” is a relative of “Purple Down”. “Purple Down” mainly contains:
- Crystal meth
- Various cutting agents such as dog-dewormer.
The “Blue” variant has tested much nastier. It has all the same as it’s purple brethren, along with the following:
- Bath salts
- Various benzo’s
- Sleeping pils
- Comet (the cleaning product).
This version of the drug has hit Thunder Bay and people are consuming it at alarming rates as it is more diluted than it’s purple cousin. The blue stuff can and is still causing overdoses. The photos in this article are from products in Thunder Bay. Blue down has been in Thunder Bay for quite some time, but it is now here in massive amounts and readily available in all areas of town.
If you want to get sober, reach out to the good people at the Thunder Bay counselling centre at 807-684-1880.
Also, don’t forget to utilize the consumption and treatment services (supervised injection site) available at NorWest Community Health Centres, 525 Simpson street. Mon-Friday 10 am- 6 pm. Soon to be open 7 days per week.