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Moose Jaw police warn public after 3 overdoses, 1 fatal in span of 12 hours

Moose Jaw Police said one adult male died and two individuals were revived with the help of EMS and Naloxone. File / Global News

Moose Jaw police are concerned about possible tainted or compromised drugs after they responded to three overdose calls in a span of 12 hours.

Read more: Regina police report 4 apparent overdoses causing death in span of 3 days

The police force said one adult male died, and two individuals were revived with the help of EMS and Naloxone.

Moose Jaw police are reminding the public that anyone can be at risk of an overdose, and not to use drugs alone.

Signs of an overdose include difficulty walking, talking or staying awake; blue lips or nails; pinpoint pupils, cold and clammy skin, dizziness or confusion, extreme drowsiness; choking, gurgling or snoring sounds, slow or weak breathing, inability to wake up even when shaken or shouted at.

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Police are also reminding the public that the Good Samaritan Overdose Act will protect anyone experiencing a drug overdose from charges of possession of a controlled substance, this also includes anyone present while someone is having an overdose. For this reason, police encourage people to call 911 in an overdose situation.

Read more: More than four overdose-related 911 calls made every day in Regina in 2021

Take-home Naloxone kits are available at a number of locations in the province. For a full list, see the provincial government’s website.

 

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