Police say they’ve been investigating overnight why four people died in overdoses.
A 24-year-old man from downtown, a 35-year-old in east Vancouver, and a woman in her 20s found in the downtown eastside.
And while police believe fentanyl may be responsible, an analysis has yet to come back from Health Canada to confirm.
Vancouver Police Constable Brian Montague is repeating that the issue with fentanyl stretches beyond the city.
“It’s regionwide, it’s provincewide, and I suspect it’s a nationwide issue.”
A sign police are taking no chance with the drug, which they say is up to 100 hundred times more toxic than other opioids.
Montague had said earlier this afternoon three deaths were being blamed on fentanyl.
Only hours after speaking, VPD issued another statement saying a fourth death is now linked to the high-powered opioid.