Three males have been arrested in connection to these incidents.
Police in Saskatoon have issued a public safety warning to potential customers of an accused drug dealer, urging them to turn in their cocaine with no questions asked after several fentanyl overdoses and two deaths over the weekend.
Emergency responders were called to three separate locations between 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to respond to 911 calls.
In order to make members of the public aware of the potentially unsafe substance, police released the street name and the phone number of the drug dealer suspected of supplying the drugs.
"This is something that needs to be a priority for us as we move forward to ensure that. some of our communities' most vulnerable. are in front of the right professional as soon as possible and receiving the appropriate care as soon as possible", he said.
"We believe that the public safety interests are of the greater need here and that's why we released that information", Haye told a news conference.
The other suspected overdose happened after a 23-year-old man was brought to the Saskatoon police detention unit Saturday afternoon and showed immediate signs of medical distress. Two are from Calgary and one lives in Saskatoon. Three of them are recovering, but a 25-year-old woman remains unresponsive, police said in a news release.
A 36-year-old Toronto male is charged with possession cocaine and three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon He was remanded into custody for a bail hearing.
Those facing drug charges are from Barrie and the GTA. Police said anyone doing so would not face possession charges.
Investigators recovered $14,210 in cash, 11.16 grams of fentanyl-laced cocaine, 149.88 grams of cocaine, 31.13 grams of heroin and 34.44 grams of marijuana in the raid, they said.
Saskatoon Police Superintendent Dave Haye gives an update on the weekend's overdoses at Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters on March 12, 2018.
He said it's the first time he's aware of that the force released that type of information.
"The investigation into the deaths is ongoing, and once the major crime unit has completed that investigation, they'll share their findings with the provincial Crown and the federal Crown", Supt. "Whether one of them is using that name or not, I'm not sure right now", he said.
Saskatoon police are in contact with other police agencies about the suspected substance and have also been in communication with the Saskatchewan Health Authority.