Regina Police investigating high number of overdoses in the city

Regina Police are continuing to investigate a high number of drug overdoses happening in the city.


Since January 1st, RPS has been made aware of 85 overdoses. Police have responded to 51 of those overdoses and have administered Narcan 18 times. Three people have died from overdoses and 3 other fatalities are currently under investigation.


RPS continues to urge the public to be aware of the dangers posed by street drugs, particularly fentanyl.


Anyone who uses fentanyl is in danger. Even if people are not making good choices for themselves, others around them should be aware of the higher-than-potential for drug overdose and have a safety plan.


RPS is stressing the importance of calling 911 in the event of an overdose. The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act protects anyone who is present when someone is experiencing a drug overdose from charges for possession of a controlled substance when they call 911 for help.


People who are concerned about experiencing or witnessing a drug overdose, can access Naloxone kits.


Police are also urging anyone who may have information about these incidents to contact RPS.


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