Mathis Boivin Death – A 15-year-old Montreal boy has tragically died after taking a synthetic opioid, considered stronger than fentanyl. The victim has been identified as Mathis Boivin. According to reports, Mathis Boivin passed away after taking a single dose of isotonitazene on December 21 before bed.
On Thursday, Christian, his father, shared the news on Facebook. “I found out what took our handsome Mathis,” he wrote. “He thought he was taking oxycontin.” Boivin mentioned that they discovered the synthetic opioid to be more potent than fentanyl.
“He ingested a pill that proved fatal for someone unfamiliar with such substances; he was poisoned.” The family notified the SPVM about Mathis’ demise, seeking to identify the drug dealer and gain insights. The police are actively conducting an investigation.
In November 2020, the Montreal Public Health Department (DRSP) issued an overdose alert when a substance, resembling oxycodone but containing isotonitazene, circulated. This drug has been implicated in the autopsies of 14 individuals since August 2020.
Mathis Boivin obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family.
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