Health officials are warning Muskokans about a spike in suspected fentanyl overdoses.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Program Manager Janice Greco says for about a year they’ve been monitoring hospital visits in the area. This is in response to an increase in opioid-related overdoses in Ontario. Greco says a recent monitor in Muskoka showed a concerning trend.

Greco says these visits were likely caused by fentanyl being mixed into street drugs like prescription pills. She says anyone taking illegal drugs needs to make sure they have access to a naloxone kit. If you think someone has overdosed on opioids you need to call 9-1-1.

Find out how to get a free naloxone kit here.