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Drug alert issued in Penticton

Interior Health has issued a drug alert for Penticton after a green substance described as methamphetamine was found to contain fentanyl.
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April 01, 2021 - 9:26 AM

Interior Health has issuing a warning to illicit drug users in the Penticton area.

A light green powder sold as methamphetamine, Side or Meth has been found to contain fentanyl.

Interior Health warns of an overdose risk, advising those using drugs to take steps to reduce the chance of an overdose, no matter how they are used.

Drug checking is available at:

  • SOWINS mobile
  • Pathways Addictions Resource Society
  • UBCO drug checking services (drop off at Burdock House)
  • Foundry/One Sky
  • Burdock House/ Compass Court/ Compass House
  • IH Mental Health and Substance use
  • Overdose prevention nurses
  • full list at https:/drugchecking.ca

The alert is in effect until April 7.

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