A woman has been taken to hospital following a suspected overdose in the city centre.
An ambulance crew was in attendance on South Ward Road around 4.25pm on Monday following the incident.
A member of the public is understood to have found a female curled up on the street near to the Hampton by Hilton Hotel and Club Tropicana.
One man, who declined to be named, said he saw the ambulance stationed on South Ward Road.
He said: “I was just on my way home from work and going along Johnston Street when I saw the ambulance parked on South Ward Road.
“Given the time of day I thought it was unusual to see an ambulance in the street as it is generally known for the night-time trade.
“I’m shocked to hear that a woman was found in the street and even more surprised to hear it is from a suspected overdose.”
A spokeswoman from the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 4.25pm on Monday to attend an incident on South Ward Road in Dundee.
“We dispatched one ambulance and a female patient was transported to Ninewells Hospital.”
The news of the suspected overdose comes just days after the Evening Telegraph revealed a staggering 72 people lost their lives to suspected drug deaths.
The figures covered the period from April last year to March this year.
Speaking earlier this week, Councillor Ken Lynn, chairman of Dundee Health and Social Care partnership, admitted that “existing action is not working” in tackling drug misuse in the city.