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RNC warning of dangerous use of illicit drugs following recent sudden deaths


The RNC is warning the public of the dangerous use of illicit drugs following recent sudden deaths.


Over the last week, there have been five deaths on the Northeast Avalon and in Labrador.


All the deaths are under investigation by the RNC and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The causes of death have not yet been confirmed.


These deaths signal to RNC investigators, the possibility of an increase in the availability of illicit, dangerous, and potentially fatal drugs in our communities.


If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of a drug overdose call 911 immediately. If you or someone you know is using illicit drugs, please ensure there is a naloxone kit close by. The Department of Health and Community Services distributes free naloxone kits.

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