Police respond to several drug overdose deaths within a 12-hour period
2020-11-18 15:50 PST
Surrey RCMP would like to advise the public that within a 12-hour period they have responded to 3 separate sudden deaths believed to be caused by a drug overdose.
At this time the individuals do not appear to have any connection to each other. The police are cautioning the public that there is the potential that a toxic batch of street drugs is currently being distributed and that those who chose to consume may be at an increased risk.
The Surrey RCMP would like to remind the public that the use of non-prescription drugs from unregulated suppliers is inherently dangerous and should be avoided. If people chose to use then the following safety recommendations should be followed:
- Do not use drugs alone
- Be careful as to how much you use
- Always ensure that you have a Narcan kit
- If you or someone else is thought to be overdosing please call 911 immediately for medical assistance
Cpl. Elenore Sturko
Media Relations Officer
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
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