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Adria Bosshart, 18, died of a fentanyl overdose in Saskatoon over the weekend of May 5-7, 2017.

Family, friends mourn latest fentanyl overdose victim

By JT Marshall May 12, 2017 - 7:09am Updated: May 12, 2017 - 7:15am

It's been a week of heartbreak for family and friends of Adria Bosshart, the latest victim of fentanyl in Saskatoon.   Bosshart died of an overdose last weekend, a day before...

Alex Reisinger, 23, died of an opiate overdose Aug. 21, 2014 in Coquitlam B.C. He was born and raised in Saskatoon.

Dad pushes for fentanyl awareness after Saskatoon overdose

By JT Marshall May 10, 2017 - 5:40pm Updated: May 11, 2017 - 6:51am

After a deadly fentanyl overdose by an 18-year-old woman in Saskatoon over the weekend, a Saskatoon man who lost his 23-year-old son the same way is speaking out.   "I wasn't...

A pill containing fentanyl seized by Saskatoon police. The deadly opioid was linked to an overdose death reported over the weekend of May 5-7.

Fentanyl death prompts call for parents to talk to kids

By 650 CKOM May 10, 2017 - 8:35am Updated: May 10, 2017 - 8:45am

An addictions expert is urging parents to talk to their kids about fentanyl in the wake of an overdose death in Saskatoon.   Police linked the deadly opioid to three of five...

Saskatoon police charged a man with numerous offences after allegedly finding drugs and a knife on the accused March 8, 2017.

Tactical officers seize drugs, cash in Saskatoon raids

By 650 CKOM March 9, 2017 - 12:39pm Updated: March 9, 2017 - 12:45pm

Saskatoon police's tactical unit got a workout Wednesday, assisting the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit search for drugs and conduct two arrests.

Police say the...

Robert Arams, 73, is facing drugs and firearms charges after a traffic stop on Highway 58 on Feb. 17, 2017.

Sask. senior charged with possession of cocaine, firearms

By 980 CJME February 20, 2017 - 12:32pm Updated: February 20, 2017 - 12:33pm

Saskatchewan RCMP have arrested and charged a senior after a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of cocaine, firearms and a large amount of money.

RCMP said the...

A selection of drones available at Redline Hobby in Regina on Feb. 17, 2017.

Drone drug drop off at Regina jail raises eyebrows

By Britton Gray February 18, 2017 - 12:57pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:44am

It sounds like something you might only see in the movies, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction.

Around two weeks ago, staff at the centre had to intercept a...

41 per cent of Saskatoon residents who responded to a recent Mainstreet poll opposed safe injection sites.

Poll shows divided opinion on safe injection sites in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM January 18, 2017 - 10:17am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Any attempt to build a safe injection site in Saskatoon could face a public relations battle, according to a new poll.

  Mainstreet surveyed 600 residents of Saskatoon...
Inspectors Jonathan Bergen and Donovan Fisher explain the cutting agents found along with the cocaine.

P.A. police seize 11 kg of cocaine from unoccupied apartment

By paNOW January 10, 2017 - 8:37am Updated: January 10, 2017 - 9:03am

Prince Albert police and RCMP released more details on the largest single cocaine seizure in the city’s history.

Inspector Jonathan Bergen, head of Prince Albert police’...

Regina police seize drugs, weapon, and cash; 3 men charged

By 980 CJME January 7, 2017 - 8:36am Updated: January 7, 2017 - 8:36am

Three Regina men are facing charges after drugs, money, and a weapon were seized by police.

On Thursday, officers searched two homes - one located on the 1700 block of...

Two people were arrested at a home in Swift Current after over $100,000 worth of drugs were seized on Dec. 21, 2016.

Swift Current bust turns up cocaine, meth worth $100K

By 980 CJME December 21, 2016 - 10:14am Updated: December 21, 2016 - 1:51pm

Two people were in custody after police in Swift Current made a drug bust early Wednesday morning.

Swift Current Municipal RCMP, Swift Current Detachment General...

RCMP seize cocaine, cash in Yorkton; 2 people charged

By 980 CJME December 15, 2016 - 9:28pm Updated: December 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Two Yorkton residents are facing drug-related charges after an investigation by RCMP.

On Wednesday, investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Yorkton. A large...

The federal government is relaxing regulations for setting up supervised injection sites.

Chief says Saskatoon injection site 'only a matter of time'

By Chris Carr December 14, 2016 - 12:43pm Updated: December 14, 2016 - 1:30pm

A supervised injection site is a matter of when – not if – as far as the chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council is concerned.

"It'll happen in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton...