UPDATE: Medical Emergency - SPS Detention

The 31 year old woman’s medical condition has improved. She was released from hospital over the weekend.

The Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime Section is investigating the incident with oversight from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice.


Members of the Saskatoon Police Major Crime Section are investigating after a woman was transported from the Detention Unit of the Saskatoon Police Service to hospital in medical distress yesterday morning.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., October 4, 2017, a 31-year-old woman was arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine. Upon arrival at Detention, the woman was assessed by EMTs as per SPS policy and taken to a cell. Regular checks by EMTs, Commissionaires and Police officers were conducted throughout the next few hours. At approximately 7:30 a.m., the woman was found to be verbally unresponsive and was transported to hospital in medical distress.

Upon arrival at the Hospital, staff located an unknown substance concealed in the woman’s body. Further analysis will take place to confirm the substance. She remains in hospital in stable condition.

Further information will be released when available.

In March 2016, the Saskatoon Police Board of Police Commissioners approved that the Primary Care Paramedic program in Detention be extended to 24-hours a day. 

(Occurrence Number: 17-105216)