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RCMP warn parents to watch for drug paraphernalia in Kelowna parks

Drug paraphernalia was found in Rutland Lions Park in Kelowna, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. RCMP are warning parents to be extra observant in parks and public places.
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February 15, 2016 - 9:57 AM

KELOWNA - With the weather warming up kids are heading back into the parks around Kelowna, and police are warning parents to keep an eye out for needles and other drug paraphernalia left behind by addicts.

Officers were called to Rutland Lions Park on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 13, when someone found some empty packaging 'typically associated to illegal drug use,' according to a media release.

No hypodermic needles were found, police say.

"Kelowna RCMP would simply like to remind parents to be extra observant when attending parks and public spaces with their children, and educate their children on avoiding potentially hazardous items," Const. Jesse O'Donaghey says in the release. "It's always a best practice to walk the area and search for any hazards before allowing your children to play.”

If you locate any illegal substances or potentially hazardous items contact the Kelowna RCMP non-emergency line at 250-762-3300 or the Kelowna City Bylaws at 250-469-8686.

To contact a reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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