Drumheller RCMP issue warning to public following deaths from suspected drug overdose – UPDATED

Drumheller, Alberta – Drumheller RCMP’s investigation into the sudden deaths of three individuals at a residence in Drumheller on Feb. 20, 2021, continues, along with the assistance of the Drumheller RCMP General Investigation Section and Crime Reduction Unit.

The autopsies for the 21-year-old female, 27-year-old female, both from Drumheller, and the 31-year-old male from Rosedale, Alta., are scheduled for later this week at the Calgary Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Drumheller RCMP’s investigation continues and will include laboratory analysis of the substances suspected of being contaminated with lethal quantities of opioid-related substances such as fentanyl, carfentanil or methamphetamines.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-2630 or your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

BACKGROUND

Drumheller, Alberta – 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.

Overdose WARNING
Overdose WARNING

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.

Drumheller RCMP



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