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Grande Prairie RCMP issue warning after two men dead, four others in hospital from drug overdose

Grande Prairie RCMP responded early this morning to a residence regarding suspected multiple drug overdoses.

Emergency medical services were already on scene when RCMP attended and confirmed that two adult men were deceased. Three other adult men and one woman were transported to hospital due to their condition. Preliminary investigation revealed that the substance used was a crystalized bluish/purple substance.

Police would like to bring awareness to local residents of the possibility that street level drugs in our area may be unknowingly laced with drugs, such as fentanyl, carfentanil, 2-Fluorordeschloroketamine, or methamphetamines. As such these substances could represent a threat to persons handling it without taking appropriate health and safety precautions. There is an increased risk when different drugs are combined with each other and the user is unaware of the content of the drugs they are consuming.

Grande Prairie RCMP continue to investigate. 

In B.C. on Saturday five people overdosed on a highly concentrated drug. Surrey RCMP, Surrey Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance Service responded to a house where five people had overdosed. Paramedics had to use up to four doses of Narcan on each person because the drug they overdosed on was a highly concentrated batch, say RCMP.

Police are requesting residents to contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 if they find any suspicious substances, and avoid contact with it. If you have any information regarding any suspicious incidents, or have knowledge of any drug activity in our region, please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP, or your local police.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 TIPS” available through the Apple App of Google Play Store.

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