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Police respond to two overdoses at same residence, six hours apart

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WATCH ABOVE: Fatalities and hospitalizations due to drug overdoses continue in Saskatoon following a deadly weekend and police are urging people to exercise caution. – Mar 15, 2018

CORRECTION: This story has been corrected to state Saskatoon police is offering people the ability to turn in suspected fentanyl-laced cocaine without the fear of prosecution.

In a span of six hours the Saskatoon Police Service was called to the same home for two different suspected drug overdoses.

On Wednesday at around 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a home in the 200-block of Heritage Way in the Wildwood neighbourhood after a woman was reported to be suffering from a suspected overdose. She was transported to hospital for treatment.

Six hours later, at 1:30 Thursday morning, police were called back to the same home for a man suffering from an apparent overdose. An officer administered Naloxone and the man was transported to hospital where he remains.

Police respond to two overdoses at the same home in the 200 block of Heritage Way, six hours apart. Dayne Winter / Global News

READ MORE: Paramedics want naloxone available similar to AEDs, EpiPens

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The condition of the two victims is not known at this time.

Police are investigating whether the overdoses in Wildwood are related to overdoses from last weekend.

READ MORE: Third overdose death in Saskatoon from suspected fentanyl-laced cocaine

The Saskatoon Police Service warns the public that all street drugs pose a serious risk of injury or death.

“If you are assisting somebody who is the victim of an overdose, connect with emergency medical services immediately. Don’t wait,” said Supt. Dave Haye. “The federal Good Samaritan Act provides protection for you from prosecution for possession of the drugs, for any breaching of your probation orders, for parole violations.”

The SPS issued an appeal for anyone who may have purchased drugs from that weekend fentanyl-laced cocaine batch, to turn them into police without fear of prosecution. So far, nobody has.

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