On January 19th, 2021 the Medicine Hat Police Service responded to two calls for service involving persons who have appeared to have overdosed from a new opioid based drug, known as “blue heroin” or “diz”. The drug has a bright, royal blue color and may be sold in rock form. Three subjects involved in the two calls for service were successfully provided immediate medical attention
Anyone ingesting street drugs should be aware that any opioid-based drugs they are using may be more potent than they expect. The MHPS is currently investigating the source of these street drugs, but would remind those who do use opioids purchased from illegal suppliers, to do so with this warning in mind.
If you or someone you know needs help with a substance addiction and would like assistance or information, contact Addiction and Mental Health - Community Services at 403-529-3500.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the MHPS at 403-529-8481 or submit at tip (anonymously if preferred) through the MHPS Mobile App. The MHPS mobile app is free and available to download for both Apple and Android devices by searching ‘Medicine Hat Police Service’ on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Administrative Services Manager
Medicine Hat Police Service