BPS issue public safety notice following 4 drug overdoses over past weekend

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Brandon Police Service Media Release

The Brandon Police Service is investigating four incidents involving drug overdoses from this past weekend. All four of the individuals required immediate medical treatment and have since been released from hospital. Three of the instances are believed to be related and Brandon Police continue to investigate to determine the substances involved however heroin use is suspected in the three related incidents. At this time it is unknown if there was any presence Fentanyl.

The fourth incident is believed to be a combination of Methamphetamine and Morphine use that resulted in overdose. Further testing is required and ongoing in these incidents.

As these are private, medical matters the Brandon Police Service will not be commenting further on these investigations however would like to remind the public of the dangers associated to the consumption of drugs such as Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin or other Opioids. The use of illicit drugs is illegal and when taken alone or in combination with other substances can result in overdose. These drugs can also unknowingly contain substances such as Fentanyl which when consumed,  can be fatal.