Two more people have been hospitalized due to suspected overdoses in Saskatoon.
Police said in a release they were called to a home on Heritage Way around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, where they found a woman who was reported to be suffering from an overdose. She was sent to hospital for treatment.
Six hours later, at around 1:30 a.m., police returned to the same home and attended to a man who was also having a suspected overdose.
An officer applied a counteractive dose of Naloxone, a medication used to treat opioid overdoses, to the man before he was taken to hospital as well.
Police said they don’t know if the overdoses are connected to six incidents over the weekend, which claimed the lives of two people.
A third person died Thursday morning after being found unresponsive on Saturday.
Officers blamed fentanyl-laced cocaine for the rash of overdoses, and took the unusual step of encouraging people to turn in their drugs if they were worried about the source. Police said they wouldn’t pursue charges against those who surrendered drugs.
Three men were charged with various drug and weapon-related offences on Sunday, and police said they believed the issue was contained.