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Drug alert for purple fentanyl issued in Vernon

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July 18, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Interior Health is warning Vernon drug users to be wary of their supply, after receiving reports of purple fentanyl.

IH issued the alert on Friday, July 17, due to a drug being sold as purple fentanyl causing prolonged sedation.

The risk is that it’s an “overdose that may not fully respond to naloxone.”

 

The test results show the drug has a positive fentanyl strip with indeterminate benzo strip and methamphetamine and caffeine.

 

Anyone who uses an illicit drug is advised to:

  • Avoid using different drugs at the same time or using drugs and alcohol together.
  • Don’t use alone. Leave door unlocked. Tell someone to check on you.• Test by using a small amount, then go slow.
  • Carry a Naloxone kit and know how to use it.
  • Use at an overdose prevention or supervised consumption site if one is near you.

Drug checking is available in Vernon at Cammy LaFleur Street Outreach and Downtown MHSU and OPS.


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