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String of overdoses in Kawartha Lakes includes three deaths

Police in Kawartha Lakes have responded to a string of suspected overdoses involving opioids, including three deaths.

According to a media release, officers have been called to five seperate incidents since Dec. 23.

“The Kawartha Lakes Police Service is asking our community partners and service providers to advise their patients and clients of a recent cluster of overdoses associated with the use of controlled substances in the Lindsay area,” it reads.

“Please also encourage patients and clients to access a free naloxone kit, and to not use drugs alone.”

Police are reminding residents to call 911 in the event of an overdose.

“Under Canada‚Äôs Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, if you seek medical help for yourself, or for someone else who has overdosed, neither of you will be charged for possession or using drugs, nor will anyone else at the scene,” the media release states.

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