An unusual situation unfolded in Ottawa on Tuesday night. Police were called to assist a number of youths who were experiencing overdose symptoms, and now a 14-year-old faces drug trafficking charges. Police believe their symptoms resulted from the consumption of illicit pills.\nIn a statement on June 10, Ottawa police confirmed that they’d charged a young teenager with drug trafficking, following a series of incidents that occurred on Tuesday evening.\nOn June 9, police responded to a call about a man who had possibly overdosed in the Ramsay Crescent area. When officers attended the scene, they discovered a “suspicious vehicle.”\nTheir investigation found “a large quantity of white pills presumed to be Alprazolam (Xanax).” The drugs have been seized and submitted to Health Canada for analysis.\nIn the same 48 hours, Ottawa police responded to several calls for medical assistance in relation to young people exhibiting symptoms of overdoses in the same area.\nOn Wednesday, June 10, a young boy was charged with “possession for the purpose of drug trafficking.” He has been released into the custody of his parents.\nFive young people, including the 14-year-old male that was charged, received medical attention for their symptoms.\nPolice believe the symptoms came from the consumption of illicit drugs.\nDrug seized and young man charged following an overdose call on Ramsey Crescent https://t.co/fEII9mm14SSaisie de drogue et inculpation d’un jeune homme à la suite d’une intervention liée à une surdose, croissant Ramsey https://t.co/nujMveR7jd#ottnews #Ottnouvelles— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) June 10, 2020\nPolice have not named the boy under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, because he is underage.\nAs part of their press release, Ottawa police added, “The Drug Unit reminds the public that the use of illegally-obtained substances presents inherent risks, as counterfeit drugs do not taste, smell or look different than prescription drugs obtained at a pharmacy or from your physician.”\nView this post on Instagram Officer first to house fire scene brings two women to safety . On May 2 at about 10:35am, Cst. Steve Luchies was on patrol in the city’s west end when a 911 call about dark smoke in the area of Majestic Drive and Woodroffe Avenue came over the air. . “I could actually see the smoke from my location, so I advised Dispatch I would attend,” said Cst. Luchies, a 19-year member of the OPS. . He was the first emergency responder to arrive. “I could see which house the smoke was coming from, so I ran inside.” . Full story at ottawapolice.ca/ourottawa. Link in bio. . #ourottawa #ottnews #igottawa #ottawapolice . Premier arrivé sur les lieux d'un incendie, un agent conduit deux femmes en lieu sûr . Steve Luchies patrouillait le secteur Ouest de la ville lorsque fut diffusé un appel au 9-1-1 faisant état d'une fumée sombre émanant des environs de l'angle de la promenade Majestic et de l'avenue Woodroffe. . « Je pouvais apercevoir la fumée d'où j'étais, alors j'ai informé la répartition que je me rendais sur place », raconte l'agent Luchies, membre du Service de police d'Ottawa (SPO) depuis 19 ans. . Il fut le premier intervenant d'urgence à se présenter. « Je pouvais voir de quelle maison provenait la fumée, alors j'y suis entré en courant. » . Histoire complete à ottawapolice.ca/notreottawa. Lien Dan's le bio. A post shared by Ottawa Police Service (@ottawapolice) on May 26, 2020 at 1:30pm PDT\nTo help combat drug abuse in the city, Ottawa Public Health has a dedicated website called “Stop Overdose Ottawa.”\nThe site has a dedicated page with information and resources about preventing and responding to an overdose situation.\nLast year, a young boy died of a drug overdose at a BC skatepark.\nA vigil was later held for 14-year-old Carson Crimeni, and hundreds of local people attended.\n*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.\nIf you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance use, help is available. You can click here for additional resources.