fentanyl

New “Drug Alert” System Launching in Saskatchewan

New “Drug Alert” System Launching in Saskatchewan

Jan 11, 2024 | 11:46am
The new provincial “Drug Alert System” was launched today.Regina Mayor Sandra Masters was flanked by the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Tim McLeod, as well as representatives from the Coroner’s Service, Regina Fire, Saskatoon Fire as well as police from both cities. “The goal of drug alerts is to increase awareness of the dangers […]
Naloxone resistant fentanyl could be circulating in Saskatchewan

Naloxone resistant fentanyl could be circulating in Saskatchewan

Dec 12, 2023 | 8:51pm
The RCMP are warning there is a dangerous strain of fentanyl circulating in Southern Saskatchewan, particularly in the Swift Current and Moose Jaw areas.  The biggest concern is this strain could be resistant to but may be resistant to naloxone, a fast-acting drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of overdoses caused by opioids. Police […]
Major Moose Jaw drug seizure after stolen skid steer recovered

Major Moose Jaw drug seizure after stolen skid steer recovered

Oct 24, 2023 | 10:36am
Moose Jaw police have arrested two people after an investigation into stolen property led to a significant drug seizure. At about 2 p.m. Monday, the Moose Jaw Police Service received a report from a stolen skid steer. Officers tracked the skid steer to a garage on the 1200 block of Ninth Avenue NE. There, they arrested […]
Regina police warn of dangerous illicit drug

Regina police warn of dangerous illicit drug

Oct 18, 2023 | 4:32pm
Regina police are warning about the presence of Xylazine in the city. A tested substance sold as fentanyl was found to contain both fentanyl and Xylazine, a combination they say presents a heightened risk of overdose and death. Xylazine is a tranquilizer used in veterinary medicine and it’s sedative effects can’t be reversed by naloxone. Police […]
SWAT team deployed, RPS arrests 10

SWAT team deployed, RPS arrests 10

Sep 14, 2023 | 4:31pm
Regina police said 10 people were arrested following a recent police operation led by the Regina Police Service Street Gang Unit (SGU). At about 2 p.m. on Saturday, members of the Street Gang Unit and the SWAT team entered a residence in the 1200 block of Angus Street. A total of 13 people were inside the […]
Three People Arrested in Moose Jaw

Three People Arrested in Moose Jaw

Sep 3, 2023 | 3:40pm
Three people in Moose Jaw are facing charges after police uncovered drugs, weapons and cash during a traffic stop, Saturday. According to information from the Moose Jaw Police Service, a car was located in the north west part of the city, and police considered it “suspicious”. Inside police found fentanyl and methamphetamines with a street […]

RCMP respond to seven calls involving suspected fentanyl overdoses in Saskatchewan

Jul 14, 2023 | 2:26pm

RCMP say they have responded to seven calls involving suspected fentanyl overdoses in an area of southwestern Saskatchewan. Mounties say three people died, with the other four requiring officers to administer naloxone to resuscitate them. RCMP say the deaths happened on May 14, July 4 and July 12 in the Kindersley area, about 380 kilometres northwest […]

Local resident looking to raise awareness of fentanyl overdoses through signage

Jun 1, 2023 | 9:36am

After losing three family members in the last year due to fentanyl overdoses, a local woman is taking action into her own hands. Ivy Kennedy, the director of the Women of the Dawn Counselling Centre, is trying to raise awareness of the dangers of fentanyl in Regina. “I am outraged at the numbers of our […]

Hodgeville man charged with trafficking drugs, including fentanyl

Mar 27, 2023 | 4:41pm

The Saskatchewan RCMP’s Saskatchewan Trafficking Response team in Swift Current, as well as the Swift Current RCMP general investigation section embarked a three month investigation into a Hodgeville man, and arrested him last Thursday. Keenan Leith Ireland, 41, was arrested at a residence in Hodgeville without incident.  A search of the property resulted in police […]

Car in the ditch, leads to cache of drugs

Jan 13, 2023 | 1:40pm

A car in the ditch led the RCMP in Yorkton to a cache of drugs. Police spotted a car in the ditch last week, east of Yorkton on Highway 10. The driver gave police a false name, and the passenger refused to come out of the vehicle. The car was reported to have been stolen […]