Stratford Police are warning the public about a deadly designer drug discovered in the area.
They say that back on March 21st they wrapped up an investigation in which over $157 thousand worth of illegal drugs were seized and several people were arrested.
As part of the investigation, the seized drugs were sent to the Health Canada Drug Analysis Service for testing and on Monday a report back to police showed that a substance known as Eutylone was discovered in the seized drugs.
Stratford Police Constable Darren Fisher says Eutylone is commonly found as a white or brown crystal-like powder and it’s commonly known as “bath salts”.
“Ecstacy is one of the drugs that it’s being marketed as so a lot of Ecstacy that is being seized by police and being tested is showing that it has Eutylone within it, so I think it’s important for the people to be aware that they’re not always buying what they think they are buying.”
Police say the public is being asked to be aware of the presence of Eutylone in the area and to report any suspected uses of the drug.