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House: no fentanyl overdoses at prison

No fentanyl overdoses took place at the island's prison, the House of Assembly heard yesterday.

Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, told MPs there was “nothing to substantiate” use of the drug.

His comments came after Ben Smith, a One Bermuda Alliance MP and the shadow national security minister, raised the matter during a Budget debate yesterday.

Mr Smith started: “There was two fentanyl overdoses that happened in the prison.”

But, Mr Caines, of the Progressive Labour Party government, stood and said: “With the greatest of respect we deal with fact.

“There were no fentanyl overdoses anywhere in the facility and so he has to be very careful when we use the words fentanyl and overdoses and other things of that nature.”

Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published March 05, 2020 at 11:56 am (Updated March 05, 2020 at 11:56 am)

House: no fentanyl overdoses at prison

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