Delta Police issue warning after fentanyl-laced coke overdoses

Two people hospitalized after using cocaine laced with fentanyl, a powerful and often deadly analgesic.

Delta Police are warning the public about the danger of using  deadly cocaine laced with fentanyl after two recent overdoses.

Delta Police were called after two people were hospitalized Saturday when they inadvertently ingested fentanyl.

Fentanyl is a pain killer 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine and is often used to help ease extreme pain. Outside a hospital setting, it can be lethal.

Delta Police are reminding the public that consuming any illegal drug means uncertainty about what might be in it.

Fentanyl is a respiratory depressant that, when cut with other drugs, cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted.  Symptoms of an early overdose of fentanyl can include:

  • Severe sleepiness
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Slow, shallow breathing or snoring
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Trouble walking or talking

While abstinence from illegal drug use is always the best choice, police suggest that anyone who chooses to use never use alone, and if they see someone who has taken drugs exhibit any overdose symptoms, they should call 911 immediately.

More information on fentanyl can be found at knowyoursource.ca

 

 

Just Posted

Surrey council approves modular housing projects for homeless after lengthy hearing

Vote comes after three-hour-long public hearing over supportive housing projects in Whalley, Guildford

Surrey man charged in 2018 fatal hit-and-run

Michael Howard Thomas was charged on July 19 in provincial court

Surrey mayor appoints his Safe Surrey Coalition to police transition committee

McCallum dissolved the city’s public safety committee last week in favour of the new committee

Surrey, White Rock rugby players to play at Western Championships

U16 and U18 tournaments to be staged this summer in Kelowna and Regina, respectively

Rollover crash in South Surrey

One person airlifted following incident near 40 Avenue and 160 Street

3 dead, 2 missing in northern B.C: Here’s what we know so far

Lucas Fowler, 23, and his girlfriend, Chynna Deese, were shot and killed on July 14 or 15

Memorial park bench painted by Vancouver woman to stay in Kitsilano, for now

Vancouver Park Board to look at options for artistic enhancements on commemorative benches

Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Overdoses overwhelming in B.C. Interior

Part two: Who’s affected by the current opioid crisis

Kelowna cab driver charged with sexual assault

RCMP received a report May 28 alleging a taxi passenger had been sexually assaulted by a cab driver

Jurors talk about trial of U.S. man convicted in 1987 murders of B.C. couple

Three jurors offer a window into deliberations during the trial

Tubing world record broken on Vancouver Island

But record for length of tubes linked together still has to be confirmed

The Beaverton’s sharp satire thrives in polarized political climate

Canadian TV series’ third season to air Tuesday on CTV after “The Amazing Race Canada”

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Most Read