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Alert in Vernon on drug containing Fentanyl

The sample being sold as crack was found to have approximately 35 per cent Fentanyl
Interior Health believes there is a high risk of a fatal overdose with the sample. (File photo).

Interior Health has issued a drug alert for Vernon, after a sample being sold as crack was found to contain Fentanyl.

The sample contains 30-35 per cent Fentanyl, 5-10 per cent Benzodiazepine and Xylazine. This is believed to be connected with multiple drug poisoning events in the community.

IH has stated that there is a high risk of fatal overdose.

Toward The Heart, a project of the provincial harm reduction program, wants to remind users to always check drugs before using. They also recommend crushing into a fine powder, to reduce the chances of hot-spots. Additionally, smoking is not safer than injecting, and to know the signs of an overdose and be prepared with naloxone.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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