SURREY, B.C. – The RCMP say naloxone was used to help five people who overdosed after using drugs together in the early hours of Saturday morning.
They say officers initially responded to a report of a gas leak inside a Surrey, B.C., home at 1:48 a.m. and located five unresponsive people.
Other emergency services attended and administered Narcan, which is also known as naloxone, a medication that can help reverse opioid overdoses.
Police say all five people were revived after receiving up to four doses of Narcan each before being transported to hospital.
The Mounties determined there was no gas leak, but they say the five people had consumed drugs and overdosed one by one.
Police say no drugs were located at the time, so it’s not known what they consumed, but it’s believed to have been a highly concentrated batch.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, as well as