Saskatoon police arrest three in drug overdoses, issue warning about cocaine

  • Saskatoon police arrest three in drug overdoses, issue warning about cocaine

Saskatoon police arrest three in drug overdoses, issue warning about cocaine

He said it's the first time he's aware of that the force released that type of information.

Three men, all from out of province, were in custody Monday facing drug and weapons charges. "If it's recommended by them to proceed with the charges in relation to the death, we'll certainly follow through with that".

"What I can tell you is, since the arrests, we've had no more calls of fentanyl overdoses", Haye said.

Releasing the nickname of an alleged dealer, as well as a phone number, is also unprecedented for the Saskatoon police, as far as he knows, Haye said.

BARRIE, Ont. - Police in Barrie, Ont., say they have arrested 18 people in connection with a drug trafficking investigation.

Police had initially warned anyone who may have purchased cocaine from a drug dealer named "Lil Joe" or "Joe Bro" or have contacted a dealer with the number 306-881-7300, that the drug they purchased could be laced with fentanyl. One man has since died and the other is in a hospital recovering. "We believe we have the right people in custody".

"When the major crime unit has completed (their) investigation, they'll share their findings with the provincial Crown and the federal Crown. Whether one of them is using that name or not, I'm not sure right now", he said. However, he said the move came after consulting with prosecutors.

Haye urged people not to use street drugs, but acknowledged not everyone would follow that advice.

Police added that they are "not searching to pursue charges for being in possession of this cocaine" and that they are only interested in the public's safety.

Police in Saskatoon, Sask., are taking extraordinary action following a rash of weekend overdoses from suspected illicit drugs.

But he also said the provincial government should do more to help people with mental-health problems and addictions.

On March 9 members of the Barrie Police SCU, along with the assistance of the OPP Tactical Response Unit, York Regional Police Service Emergency Response Unit and the Barrie Police Service Tactical Support Unit, executed four search warrants at several residences at 90 and 100 Little Avenue, along with a residence on Megan Court.