Two die of suspected drug overdoses in Parry Sound

A third person is in hospital

A recent rash of non-fatal overdoses prompted another opioid alert from local heath officials. jpg, PO

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Two people are dead and a third person is in hospital following three separate suspected drug overdoses in the Parry Sound area.

“As a law enforcement organization, the OPP’s role in this crisis is to investigate opioid-related incidences with an acute focus on the apprehension of those who produce, import and traffic illegal drugs,” police said in a release in response to the deaths. “The OPP is committed to supporting safe healthy communities to all Ontarians.”

Members from the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with the West Parry Sound Crime Unit, responded to the overdoses.

On Thursday at approximately 3:30 a.m., a 27-year-old person from Carling Township was found deceased due to a suspected drug overdose.

On Saturday at about 2:40 a.m., a 45-year-old person from Parry Sound was also found deceased due to a suspected drug overdose.

Later that same day, at approximately 11:30 a.m., police investigated a third suspected drug overdose, a 24-year-old person from Seguin Township was found unresponsive and transported to hospital by Parry Sound Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Police are continuing to investigate and if anyone has information surrounding these incidents, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.