In the first case, a 20 year-old female of Ottawa, went to a local hospital and she remains in an induced coma and is suffering from liver problems. In the second case, a 19 year-old female, from out of town, went to a local hospital and died hours later.
The two separate incidents are under police investigation and the pills have not yet been identified, however it is believed that it could possibly be MDMA or Ecstasy. There is no further information available at this time.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Central District Investigations at613-236-1222, ext. 5166.
The Ottawa Police Service, the Regional Coroner’s Office, and Ottawa Public Health are working together to inform the public of the dangers of consuming drugs and/or pills.
More public safety information about drugs and alcohol can be found at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/