Canada confirm potential dangers of doda-
revealed illegal opiate content in DODA POWDER
Brampton, Jan 12, 2009
Raj and Gary Singh/LA
By J. Gill, Windsor
Peel police, Ontario, Canada said:
- The doda powder was sent to Health Canada for analysis and results
have just been confirmed
- We are warning about the potential dangers of doda after tests
revealed illegal opiate content in a recent Brampton seizure of
Peel Health spokesperson Allison Imrie said:
- Peel Health has called for closer scrutiny of doda.
- At this time there is no safe level of usage for poppy powder
- Poppy powder is a growing issue in Peel. We recommend taking
precautions when it comes to this substance since this belongs
to the opioid family which forms the base for heroin, morphine,
and prescription drugs like Tylenol 3.
Peel Sgt. Zahir Shah said:
- In the past, we have seized and sent off doda for analysis and
it's come back that there hasn't been enough opiates in it to
be an illegal substance.
- If the amount of opiates in doda is high enough, it is an illegal
substance. More importantly, it is bad for your health. It can
- October's investigation was sparked by community complaints.
- Peel police say they want to hear from residents who know of
anyone selling doda or anyone in possession of the powder.
- We will investigate