Lethbridge police warn of deadly drug batch after 42 overdose calls – APTN News

February 27, 2018

Emergency crews and police in southern Alberta are warning the public about a potent batch of street drugs, following an alarming week of overdose reports.

In the span of eight days, emergency services in Lethbridge have responded to 42 overdose calls – 16 of those calls happened on Friday alone.

Police say the drug is likely carfentanil – a substance 100 times more toxic than fenantyl.

Police in the neighbouring community of the Blood Tribe are also warning tribe members about the drug.

The community has experienced 14 overdoses since Friday.

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