Three Found Dead Inside Winnipeg Home in Suspected Fentanyl Overdose

Three Found Dead Inside Winnipeg Home in Suspected Fentanyl Overdose

Petriw Bay
Winnipeg police officers work behind 91 Petriw Bay, where three people were found dead after a suspected fentanyl overdose on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
Petriw Bay
White powder found at the scene is being lab-tested, but police suspect it is fentanyl. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Three people died after a suspected fentanyl overdose overnight at a home in the Maples.

Emergency crews responded to 91 Petriw Bay shortly after midnight Wednesday for a medical call. Officers saw a non-responsive man inside the home and forced their way in.

Police found two deceased women and one deceased man. Officers also discovered a quantity of an unknown white powder and various drug paraphernalia within the home.

Const. Rob Carver said police suspect the powder may be the synthetic opioid fentanyl or its much-more powerful cousin carfentanil.

He said it will take a few weeks for lab results to confirm.

The investigation is continuing and no further details have been released.

Petriw Bay
The bodies of three people were found inside 91 Petriw Bay early Wednesday. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

— Staff/CP


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