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Fraser Health issues overdose warning for White Rock

Light purple crystals sold in capsules have tested positive for fentanyl, benzodiazepines
Fraser Health has issued an overdose warning for light purple capsules being sold as MDA and/or MDMA in White Rock. (The Canadian Press)

Fraser Health has issued an overdose alert about drugs being sold in White Rock.

On April 3, the health agency issued an alert about light purple crystals being sold in capsules as MDA and/or MDMA.

“Light purple crystals sold in capsules as MDA and/or MDMA tested positive for fentanyl and benzodiazepines in White Rock,” the warning stated.

“If someone overdoses: call 9-1-1 and stay with them. Give one breath every five seconds. Give naloxone. Please look out for each other,” it continued.

The warning also listed tips for safe drug use, as well as links to local harm reduction services and how to get your drugs checked.

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Tricia Weel

About the Author: Tricia Weel

I’m a lifelong writer, and worked as a journalist in community newspapers for more than a decade, from White Rock to Parksville and Qualicum Beach, to Abbotsford and Surrey, from 2001-2012
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