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Interior Health issues drug check alert for Kamloops

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A drug checking alert has been issued for Kamloops by Interior Health today, Sept. 25.

According to Interior Health, the drug comes with a high overdose risk, and those who do overdose may not fully respond to naloxone.

The drug, called "down," is described as a light yellow or beige granular substance and contains a type of benzodiazepine and fentanyl.

Drug checking can be done at ASK Wellness in person from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

To drop in on Monday or Thursday, text 250-299-7219 to book an appointment between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Users can also drop-off their drug and receive test results the same day Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Instructions for sample drop off are provided on site.

The Interior Health warning is in effect until Oct. 2, 2020.

The Lifeguard App can be downloaded at both the App Store here and Google Play here.

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