Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Believe Two Deaths in Rural Saskatchewan May Be Drug Overdoses

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Believe Two Deaths in Rural Saskatchewan May Be Drug Overdoses

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Two deaths in Saskatchewan believed to be overdoses

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Police say two sudden deaths in a rural Saskatchewan community may be the result of drug overdoses.

RCMP say the men were found when officers responded to a call about a death at a home in Maidstone near the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary.

One of the men was already dead and the other died while receiving medical care at the scene.

RCMP say it will take time for the chief coroner to confirm whether the men died of overdoses and, if so, what they had consumed.

Mounties also say substances believed to be cocaine and fentanyl were found in two people in the Kamsack area northeast of Regina on Wednesday.

The individuals did not require emergency medical treatment.

Police are warning the public that street drugs often represented as one thing can contain other substances such as fentanyl, which can be deadly even in small doses. …

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