RCMP in Slave Lake have issued a warning after three opioid overdoses in the past four days.
On Tuesday, police and EMS responded to a complaint of a person in respiratory distress. EMS administered naloxone to the patient and were able to revive them.
Then on Thursday, May 11 there were two more calls of opioid overdoses. Police responded to residence in Slave Lake where a 37-year-old male was discovered deceased. Investigators are concerned that there could be more dangerous substances in the community.
A second incident where naloxone was again administered occurred later that same day. The patient regained consciousness and was transported to hospital.
Call the Slave Lake RCMP, 780-849-3045 if you have information on these incidence, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do).
You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.