Saskatoon City Police have issued a warning to the public asking them to hand in cocaine, without the risk of criminal charges after fentanyl overdoses and two deaths over the past weekend.
"Saskatoon Police Service is appealing to members of the public if you have purchased cocaine from a dealer which goes by the name “Lil Joe”, “Joe Bro” or have made contact with the dealer with the cellular number 306-881-7300 that the dosage of cocaine you have purchased might be laced with Fentanyl and has the possibility of being a lethal dose." - Saskatoon Police Service Public Service Announcement.
Weyburn has yet to see any Fentanyl overdoses in the city but the Weyburn Police Service are prepared in the event of one.
"We have issued our officers Naloxone. We do know that we do have drug use in this community like any community and to get tainted cocaine or other types of drugs with Fentanyl could very well happen here," explained Weyburn Police Chief Marlo Pritchard.
"We've seen the increase in B.C, Alberta. We anticipate that will also hit Saskatchewan at some point in time. We are aware of it, we have educated our officers and we hopefully we can respond in a proper way."
More on how Weyburn Police are working to minimize overdoes dangers can be read here.