"These two events occurring so abruptly are worrisome due to the level of increased risk of overdose when fentanyl or carfentanil are involved"
Peace River RCMP are issuing a public warning after emergency crews responded to two overdoses 10 minutes apart from one another Saturday.
RCMP said they responded to calls of suspected overdoses of a 55-year-old man and a 44-year-old man on opposite ends of the town within a 10-minute span at 10 p.m. Saturday, a news release said Sunday. The 55-year-old believed he was using heroin while the 44-year-old man had injected a purple powder.
Police administered Naloxone to the younger man and both men were taken to hospital.
On Sunday, Peace Regional RCMP issued a public warning, saying they suspect that the street drugs were laced with substances such as fentanyl and carfentanil.