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Media Release

Release Date: May 7th, 2019 - 9:28pm

Originator: Staff Sergeant, J. Foster, 1 District Operations, 905-878-5511, ext. 2410

Contact: D/Sergeant, E. Bale, 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-878-5511, ext. 2415

Location: Town of Milton


Multiple Suspected Overdoses Amongst Maplehurst Inmates

‚ÄčOn May 7th, at approximately 5:50 pm, Halton Police and Halton EMS responded to the Maplehurst Correctional Facility in Milton for multiple inmates requiring medical attention for suspected drug overdoses.

At this time, a total of 6 male inmates were transferred to hospital for assessment with one inmate death currently being investigated. None of the 5 surviving inmates are currently in life-threatening condition. All inmates were located within the same cell block.

Detectives with the 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau have responded and are continuing to investigate in cooperation with the Coroner and Maplehurst staff.

Police cannot comment at this time on the type of drug used, how it was used or how it came into the possession of the involved inmates.

Police are asking anyone with further information regarding this incident to contact Det. Sgt. Ellie Bale at 905-825-4747 ext. 2415 or the on-duty Staff Sergeant at 905-825-4747 ext. 2410.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.