A new drug alert has been issued for the Vernon area urging those who use to check their drugs.
Sold as ‘down’ fentanyl, this beige crystal contains benzodiazepine and extremely large amounts of fentanyl posing a high risk of drug poisoning and overdose.
This is the second alert Interior Health issued in a week for the area.
The first alert was issued Oct. 28 and remains in effect until today (Nov. 4). This new alert will remain in effect until Nov. 10.
Individuals who use can have their drugs checked at the Cammy LaFleur Outreach clinic (2800-33rd St.) and at the Vernon Downtown Mental Health and Substance Use clinic at 3306A-32nd Ave.
Attention #Vernon we've issued a NEW drug alert, this time for a substance sold as fentanyl with high concentrations of fentanyl that contains benzodiazepines. Extremely high risk of drug poisoning (overdose) ⚠️ If you use drugs take steps to be safer https://t.co/0sUSTlaVe6 pic.twitter.com/LdiPfWMEqk
— Interior Health (@Interior_Health) November 3, 2021