Three dead in suspected drug overdoses in Drumheller

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DRUMHELLER, Alta. — RCMP say three people have been found dead of suspected drug overdoses at a residence in Drumheller, Alta.

Police say officers were dispatched to the home Saturday evening in response to a 911 call about sudden deaths.

They say in a release that emergency medical services also attended the scene.

No information regarding the identities of the three deceased was immediately released.

However, Drumheller Mounties have issued a public warning that the deaths may be linked to drugs possibly laced with lethal amounts opioid-related substances such as fentanyl, carfentanil or methamphetamines.

Police say their investigation is in its very early stages and no further details are available at this time.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 20, 2021.

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