Delta Police say cocaine laced with fentanyl may be circulating on the streets.
This, after a pair of men turned up in hospital overnight suffering from overdoses. Both men had used cocaine earlier in the evening.
A/Sgt. Sarah Swallow with the Delta Police says says it’s not clear where the drugs came from, but are concerned they may be making the rounds.
“Our warning to people is we’re concerned this is going to be circulating in the South Delta area, based on the history of the patients.”
Swallow says it’s important for people to take precautions, and be aware they may not be getting what they’ve paid for.
“Obviously our message would always be to everybody, please just don’t use any illicit drugs. But recognizing that people do, we just want to remind people that whenever you are using any street drug, you have no control over where that drug came from or how that drug has been mixed. And because of that you’re exposing yourself to potentially incredibly toxic chemicals, and potentially fatal drugs that could have been mixed in there without your knowledge.”
She says it’s the first time she’s seen fentanyl turn up in cocaine, but that it’s too early to say if it’s a new trend.
- Severe sleepiness
- Slow heartbeat
- Trouble breathing
- Slow, shallow breathing or snoring
- Cold, clammy skin
- Trouble walking or talking