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Two drug overdose deaths in New Hazelton on Saturday

New Hazelton RCMP responded to two separate suspected drug overdose deaths on Saturday

One was reported to the police at 12:30 a.m. while the other call was received at 10 p.m. on the same day. Both times police and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the same residence.

It is important that if you, or someone you witness, may be overdosing to please call 9-1-1 immediately.

New Hazelton RCMP recommends drug-users follow these safety precautions:
• Do not use drugs alone
• Be careful as to how much you use
• Always ensure that you have a Narcan kit
• Be aware and watch out for one in another, if you are a user or family of a user

Click here to visit the BC Government website for addiction overdose prevention tips.

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