GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are issuing a warning following a series of recent overdoses.According to RCMP, the Alberta Health Services EMS responded to approximately 14 overdose calls within the last four days.Police say investigations revealed a common trend of purple and pink coloured pills suspected to be heroin. Grande Prairie RCMP along with AHS, are cautioning individuals who engage in illegal drug use to exercise extreme caution when purchasing, and using illicit drugs.Individuals experiencing an overdose can show the following symptoms;breathing slowly or not breathing at allnails and/or lips are bluechoking or throwing upmaking gurgling soundsskin is cold and clammyNaloxone kits are available at pharmacies, community clinics and emergency departments.If you suspect an individual is experiencing an overdose, call 911 immediately.For more information on drug overdoses, you can visit drugsafe.ca.
The police said that they had arrested a group of abductors who had demanded ransom for the release of a woman and her child in Udugama.A 28 year old woman and her child were abducted on May 19 from their residence after the abductors broke into the house. The woman and the child were taken away in a van by the abductors who had later demanded Rs, 500,000 as ransom. The police said that the suspects had attempted to obtain Rs. 2,500,000 as ransom. Both the woman and the child were found the very next day, the police media unit said today. The police said that four suspects were arrested over the incident and a hand grenade was also recovered.Meanwhile in a separate incident the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested three suspects in Mawanela over an attempt to abduct a person and obtain ransom.