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Bad heroin and a date rape drug appear over long weekend

Vernon RCMP detachment
July 02, 2013 - 12:02 PM

VERNON - Following two emergency medical calls, RCMP are alerting drug users of some bad heroin that's made it's way into the city.

On July 1, around 10 p.m., the B.C. Ambulance Service asked for police assistance with a female overdose in the 3300 block of 35 Avenue.

"Our officers had been there previously that evening for the same type of call only with a male victim," RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said.

Paramedics checked over the conscious woman, a 24-year-old Vernon resident who said she had done a point of heroin less than her usual amount.

"The victim advised that the drug looked different to her," Molendyk said. "The shelter has been advised to notify their clients of the possible bad drugs that have been going around."

"We want the public to know those individuals that use heroin as their drug—be very very cautious—we appear to have something different in town or a different cut," Molendyk said.  

While Molendyk classifies the product as "bad heroin" he says there are no "good drugs" because you never know for sure what you're getting, and the side-effects can be extremely dangerous.

Another drug the police dealt with over the long weekend was GHB, often associated with date rape. On June 29 a member of the North Okanagan Traffic Services Unit checked a car for a passenger seatbelt violation. 

"He noticed open liquor in the vehicle," Molendyk said.  "While dealing with it he located an approximately 600 ml bottle (full bottle) of GHB. The driver confirmed it as GHB, (and it)  appears they may have been mixing it with vodka."

The officer seized a few other partial liquor bottles from the vehicle to have tested as well.

The officer also seized some suspected crystal meth and unknown other pills for testing as well.

Charges are being contemplated against three adults, two females from the Vernon area, and one male from Duncan B.C.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca, call (250)309-5230 or tweet @charhelston

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