Two illicit drug overdose deaths in Kamloops

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KAMLOOPS – Police and the coroner are investigating two illicit drug overdose deaths in Kamloops last night.

RCMP say officers were called to a home in the Rayleigh neighbourhood at about 9:30 p.m., April 29, where a 44-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were found dead.

“It is too early to speculate the type of drugs involved in this case,” Const. Cheryl Bush says in a media release.

Provincial health minister Terry Lake issued a warning to illicit drug users in Kamloops on April 21 after four fentanyl related overdoses.

On March 23, RCMP sounded the alarm after seven people overdosed in 24 hours.

Earlier this month, the provincial medical health officer declared a public health emergency due to the surge in drug overdose death, including the startling increase in the Southern Interior.

RCMP will be assisting with the B.C. Coroners Service investigation into the two fatal overdose deaths yesterday.

Find past stories on illicit drug overdoses here.

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