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Drumheller RCMP Issue Warning to Public Following Deaths from Suspected Drug Overdose

Posted on Feb. 21 2021

Drumheller, Alta. – On Feb. 20, 2021, at 7:42 p.m, Drumheller RCMP received a 911 call of sudden deaths at a residence in Drumheller.

Drumheller RCMP attended the residence, along with emergency medical services. It is known at this time that three individuals are deceased as a result of what is believed to be suspected drug overdoses.

The Drumheller RCMP are issuing a warning to the public as it is suspected that these deaths may be associated to drugs that may be laced with lethal quantities of opioid-related substances such as fentanyl, carfentanil or methamphetamines.

Drumheller RCMP remain on scene and continue to investigate. This investigation is preliminary and no further details are available at this time.

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Media Contact:

Corporal Deanna Fontaine

Media Relations Officer

Alberta RCMP Media Relations Group

780-995-7310

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