OPP seeking witnesses following Kemptville overdose death

The Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is appealing to the public for information following an overdose death in Kemptville.

Police were alerted to the incident just after 4:30 p.m. on June 26, 2024. The investigation is being spearheaded by the Grenville County OPP Crime Unit, which believes there are witnesses who could aid in shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

In light of the incident, the OPP is reminding the public about the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA). This legislation offers legal protections to individuals who seek emergency assistance during drug overdoses. Its purpose is to alleviate concerns about police involvement and to encourage prompt action to save lives.

Under the GSDOA, protections extend to anyone involved in seeking help during an overdose, including the individual experiencing the overdose and those who seek assistance, regardless of whether they remain at the scene until help arrives.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips can be submitted online through Crime Stoppers or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). For more details, visit opp.ca/overdose.


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