Potent heroin leads to a dozen overdoses in Vancouver, including one death

Dec 19 2017, 8:24 pm

The Vancouver Police Department has issued a warning to local drug users following the recent heroin overdoses of approximately 12 people.

This includes the death of one female on Sunday, which is believed to be related to a potent supply of heroin that is being circulated. Officials at the B.C. Coroners Service are working to confirm the exact cause of death.

“Drug users are urged to be extremely cautious, not consume heroin alone, and if possible utilize the services of INSITE, which is staffed by medical personnel that can intervene in the event of an overdose,” read a statement released by the VPD.

“Anyone who sees someone appearing to be in medical distress is urged to call 9-1-1 without delay. Drug users who have used and don’t feel well, should seek medical attention or help immediately.”


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