Drumheller RCMP issue public warning after 3 die from suspected drug overdoses

Drumheller RCMP are warning the public after three people die from drug overdoses.

On Feb. 20, 2021, at 7:42 p.m, Drumheller RCMP received a 911 call of sudden deaths at a residence in Drumheller.

Drumheller RCMP attended the residence, along with emergency medical services. It is known at this time that three individuals are deceased as a result of what is believed to be suspected drug overdoses.

The Drumheller RCMP are issuing a warning to the public as it is suspected that these deaths may be associated to drugs that may be laced with lethal quantities of opioid-related substances such as fentanyl, carfentanil or methamphetamines.

Drumheller RCMP remain on scene and continue to investigate. This investigation is preliminary and no further details are available at this time.