Police investigating suspected fatal opioid overdose in Cobalt
Health officials in say there has been a spike in drug overdoses in the city, as well as unexpected reactions from the use of substances in Sudbury and area. (File)
SUDBURY -- Provincial police say a person in their 30s has died of a suspected opioid overdose after being found unresponsive at a residence south of Temiskaming Shores.
Officers from several units responded to a call for help at a home on Nickel Street in Cobalt shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
"Further investigation revealed that a 38-year-old person was found unresponsive and a short time after was pronounced deceased from a suspected opioid overdose," police said in a news release Friday morning.
An autopsy is scheduled to happen in Sudbury on Friday and the Temiskaming Crime Unit will be continuing an investigation into the matter with the help of the Ontario coroner's office and forensic pathology service.
Anyone with information about this tragic incident is asked to call police or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.
Last week, two northern Ontario residents were arrested and charged with drug trafficking in connection to two fatal opioid overdoses that recently happened in Chapleau.
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