(THUNDER BAY, ON) – As the drug epidemic continues it’s a stranglehold on the city of Thunder Bay, more and more people keep dying from potent and often tainted drugs.
Over the last few days, a woman was discovered deceased in an apartment unit near the intersection of Empress and Red River Road.
First responders located the woman after a 911 call was made. An investigation was conducted and it is believed she had died from a drug overdose.
Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service held the scene for some time after the discovery as they worked hard to determine what happened.
Residents in the area say they have seen a funeral home vehicle retrieving a body during the course of the police presence.
If you or someone you know is using drugs, consider having them call the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre at 807-684-1880 and ask the good people there about how the journey through the recovery process can begin. They are caring and non-judgemental people who have your best interests at heart.
Health officials recommend that no one ever uses drugs alone. In the case of an overdose, you are putting yourself at a high risk of dying. Utilize the buddy system and always have a Narcan kit on hand and a telephone to call 911, should someone overdose.