Saskatoon police and the Saskatchewan Health Authority issued another warning about the dangers of illicit drugs on Thursday.
The warning comes after a substance originally believed to be fentanyl was mixed with a dangerous hallucinogen called dimethyltryptamine, or DMT.
In a media release, Superintendent of Criminal Investigations Dave Haye said, “the results of the drug analysis solidify what we have been saying for months — what people think they are buying, and consuming, may, in fact, be mixed in with other drugs that they are unaware of.”
Officials are renewing calls for people who know anyone that uses drugs to get a free naloxone kit.
According to police, naloxone kits have proven effective to save lives when administered to people who have overdosed on an opioid like fentanyl.
In Saskatoon, free kits can be picked up at the Mayfair Clinic and Methadone Assisted Recovery Services.