Members of the Weyburn Police Service on Sunday responded to a call of a suspected drug overdose at the Navou Trailer Court.
"They were able to administer one hit of our Narcan, or the Naloxone drug," said Police Chief Jamie Blunden. "They found the individual unconscious, and ultimately EMS showed up and were able to revive him."
He said the individual was transported to the hospital, but he did have to be transported to Regina, "where he stays and remains at this point, so he's in fairly grave danger, I think."
Blunden said this is according to his most recent update regarding that individual.
In another incident on Saturday, police responded to a call of someone who had been in the washroom for too long at a business.
"The individual is in the washroom for quite some time, so the business' staff called us. We went down and were able to gain entry to the bathroom."
He said the individual was found conscious.
"But obviously they had been using drugs, and they admitted to using fentanyl," Blunden noted. "From there we had EMS come down and check him out, and then they directed him to the referral that he needed."
Blunden said the individual did not want to have any medical attention.
"So he was taken to a spot that he wanted to go to, and we left him on his way with some referrals for him to be able to contact," he added.
Blunden said drug addicts have a tough road, as especially fentanyl will make the user sick during the withdrawal period.
"They're trying to get another fix in order to get out of that sickness cycle, and that's what's so bad about fentanyl, is that you get violently sick afterwards, and you know, in order to combat that, they look for that next injection in order to be able to get away from the sickness."
Blunden noted that fentanyl does get used on purpose, and it's a highly addictive drug.
"It's quite the high, and ultimately again when you crash on it, though you crash very hard and it's like you know, having the flu," he shared. "Think of the worst flu that you've had, and times that by 10 or 20, and that's how sick they get. So that's why they need to have sort of that other cycle where they inject themselves again or take the fentanyl and get away from that sickness."
For those that do decide to get sober, the road ahead isn't easy.
"Yeah it's tough," he commented. "I mean, but you know, that's what the whole plan is with us, is about trying to get the awareness out there. So that way, if anybody knows someone suffering from the addiction, you know there's support out there for them, which will hopefully lead him in the right direction."