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.