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‘Highly concentrated’ drugs lead to 15 overdoses on Blood Reserve

Last Updated Nov 21, 2020 at 6:52 pm MST

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Blood Tribe police in southern Alberta are reporting 15 overdoses and one death in the last 24 hours.

In a release, the Blood Tribe police and Emergency Medical Services called the number of overdoses in such a short period of time “alarming.”

The one death is not considered suspicious.

Authorities are warning the community that a highly concentrated batch of drugs is circulating.

Opioid overdoses have doubled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta has recorded 301 opioid deaths between April and June.