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3 found dead from suspected fentanyl exposure in Winnipeg home, police say

WATCH: Const. Rob Carver says there has been an incredible increase of fentanyl in Winnipeg over the summer and fall.

WINNIPEG — One man and two women were found dead inside a home in Inkster Gardens Wednesday morning, and police say it could be fentanyl related.

Shortly after 12 a.m., police were called for a medical related incident at 91 Petriw Bay, close to the intersection of Inkster Boulevard and Keewatin Street.

WATCH: Three found dead in a Winnipeg home after possible fentanyl exposure. Global’s Zahra Premji reports. 

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3 found dead from suspected fentanyl exposure in Winnipeg home, police say – Nov 16, 2016

Officers found three bodies as well as an “unknown white substance and drug paraphernalia,” Const. Rob Carver of the Winnipeg police said Wednesday.

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“Whether is it fentanyl or or carfentanil, we don’t know,” Carver said, “We won’t know that for a couple of weeks.”

However, Carver said they are suspicious the white substance was fentanyl.

WATCH: Winnipeg police investigate home near Inkster Boulevard after finding three bodies

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Winnipeg police investigate home in Meadows West – Nov 16, 2016

When officers arrived at the home, Carver said there was “some time between when the individuals passed and police arrival.” The three adults found were under the age of 40, Carver added.

This comes almost a week after police confirmed a 9-month-old baby boy was exposed to the deadly drug, carfentanil in his own home on Aikens Street.

READ MORE: Tests confirm infant was exposed to carfentanil at Winnipeg home, police say

Police say there has been a “dramatic” increase of fentanyl and carfentanil use in the city over the summer and fall.

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“It’s changing the landscape of how we work and how first responders work,” Carver said.  “We’re going to have to adapt it, and we are working very hard to do that.”

WATCH: Global News’ coverage of the deadly drug, fentanyl

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