Evacuation of public building follows discovery of heroin, fentanyl in Ohsweken

OHSWEKEN — The Six Nations Ontario Works building in Ohsweken was evacuated Friday morning after a suspicious white powder was located in the building.

Police and fire officials later confirmed the substance to be a mixture of heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil.

Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services says one person was assessed by first responders at the scene.

Hazmat officials retrieved the powder and began a two day process of decontaminating the building. Sunrise Court remained closed for most of Friday and was reopened at around 9:00 p.m..

SNFES says a search and testing for other drugs and dangerous substances was conducted throughout every room in the building. That investigation ended with no additional sites or substances found.

No word yet on how or where the drugs were discovered inside the building or how much of the substance was found.

Police are investigating.Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Six Nations Police at (519) 445 – 2811.

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