fentanyl

A file photo shows bags of illicit drugs seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Vancouver police seized 73 kilograms of drugs from Lower Mainland gangs during Project Tint in July 2022. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration photo)

Police make $8M drug bust, 2 arrests related to Lower Mainland gang activity

73 kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine seized

 

A B.C. man is facing charges connecting him to a international criminal organization and two overdose deaths. (Black Press Media file photo)

Alleged B.C. fentanyl trafficker charged in connection with U.S. Navy deaths

Vancouver man believed to operate an international dark web drug and money laundering organization

 

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster

Surrey drug dealer gets federal time for selling $15 flap that contained fentanyl

Milad Faud Herbert sentenced to two years plus one day in prison

 

A 2019 pilot program in Vancouver found take-home fentanyl tests have the potential to increase safer consumption of drugs. (Credit: Amy Romer/BC Centre on Substance Use)

Take-home fentanyl tests could increase safer drug consumption in B.C.: study

2019 Vancouver study found 30% of participants made safer choices after using take-home test

A 2019 pilot program in Vancouver found take-home fentanyl tests have the potential to increase safer consumption of drugs. (Credit: Amy Romer/BC Centre on Substance Use)
Holly Trider of ANKORS at an April demonstration in Nelson calling for decriminalization and safe drug supply. Advocates say last week’s decriminalization announcement doesn’t go far enough to be effective. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘Do the police need to carry little scales?’: Nelson’s top cop questions decriminalization enforcement

Chief Donovan Fisher says there’s been no direction given to police

Holly Trider of ANKORS at an April demonstration in Nelson calling for decriminalization and safe drug supply. Advocates say last week’s decriminalization announcement doesn’t go far enough to be effective. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Harniel Singh was taken to an ambulance after he was caught by a police dog in Abbotsford and then arrested in April 2018. <em>Kevin MacDonald photo</em>

Gangster who sold ‘copious’ amounts of drugs to undercover officers convicted in Chilliwack court

Harniel Singh bragged about his life of crime, repeatedly sold cocaine and fentanyl to officers

Harniel Singh was taken to an ambulance after he was caught by a police dog in Abbotsford and then arrested in April 2018. <em>Kevin MacDonald photo</em>
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, the NDP’s critic for mental health and harm reduction, is pictured in Ottawa with members of the Mom’s Stop the Harm advocacy group. Photo supplied

B.C. MP vows to keep fighting, despite toxic drug crisis bill rejection

Courtenay-Alberni MP’s Bill C-216 aimed to legislate health-based approach to substance use

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, the NDP’s critic for mental health and harm reduction, is pictured in Ottawa with members of the Mom’s Stop the Harm advocacy group. Photo supplied
Scott William Cashman of Mission was found guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. (Special to The News)

Man guilty in largest drugs, weapons seizure in Ridge Meadows RCMP history

Guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

Scott William Cashman of Mission was found guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. (Special to The News)
625 grams of suspected methamphetamine. (RCMP/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP have largest-ever fentanyl bust

More than 63,000 doses of fentanyl and other drugs seized

625 grams of suspected methamphetamine. (RCMP/Special to The News)
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Surrey man one of three charged in Victoria fentanyl trafficking investigation

Vu Bao Nguyen, 34, of Surrey is charged with 10 crimes

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Surrey RCMP say an investigation into a drug-trafficking network has led to a “substantial” seizure of drugs, including “tens of thousands of potentially lethal doses of fentanyl.” (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Surrey RCMP seize ‘tens of thousands’ of potentially lethal doses of fentanyl

Police say seizure was part of investigation into drug-trafficking network

Surrey RCMP say an investigation into a drug-trafficking network has led to a “substantial” seizure of drugs, including “tens of thousands of potentially lethal doses of fentanyl.” (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)
Surrey provincial courthouse. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey dial-a-dope drug trafficker gets house arrest

Donna Jayne Howard pleaded guilty to possessing heroin, fentanyl and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking

Surrey provincial courthouse. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A bag of fentanyl was seized in the coordinated Lower Mainland drug bust. (B.C. CFSEU)

B.C. anti-gang unit seizes 9 kg of ‘potentially deadly’ fentanyl

The bust was the end of a 10-month drug trafficking investigation into Lower Mainland criminals with ties to gang activity

A bag of fentanyl was seized in the coordinated Lower Mainland drug bust. (B.C. CFSEU)
British Columbia on track to record more than 2,000 deaths this year due to an ongoing supply of toxic drugs. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Toxic drug crisis disproportionately killing B.C.’s First Nations people

First Nations Health Authority reports First Nations people killed at more than five times B.C. rate

British Columbia on track to record more than 2,000 deaths this year due to an ongoing supply of toxic drugs. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Caution urged after cluster of Surrey overdose deaths

RCMP responded to 6 fatal overdoses in the city between April 21 and April 27

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Police located a loaded .45 calibre handgun in a hidden compartment of a vehicle earlier this month. (VicPD)

Three Surrey residents face charges after months-long drug trafficking investigation

Victoria investigation located 90 per cent concentrated fentanyl earlier this month

Police located a loaded .45 calibre handgun in a hidden compartment of a vehicle earlier this month. (VicPD)
The Supreme Court of Canada is seen at sunset in Ottawa, Tuesday September 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Supreme Court to examine minimum sentences for fentanyl trafficking

The high court has agreed to jointly hear the appeals of two men who received stiffer penalties

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen at sunset in Ottawa, Tuesday September 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A fully automatic firearm, pistol, makeshift silencer and body armour were seized. (Neil Corbett/The News)

35,000 doses of fentanyl part of huge Maple Ridge bust

Largest seizure in RCMP detachment’s history included submachine gun, body armour

A fully automatic firearm, pistol, makeshift silencer and body armour were seized. (Neil Corbett/The News)
South Surrey mother Maggie Plett reflects on her son, Zach, during an August 2019 interview with Peace Arch News. Zach died last December at a Step by Step recovery home. (File photo)

‘Did anything good come out of my son’s overdose death?’ – South Surrey mom

Maggie Plett says action still needed on recovery homes

South Surrey mother Maggie Plett reflects on her son, Zach, during an August 2019 interview with Peace Arch News. Zach died last December at a Step by Step recovery home. (File photo)
Police executed a search warrant in the 1300-block of George Street in May 2018. (File photo)

Trial for White Rock fentanyl charge rescheduled for August

Navjot Cheema charged following May 2018 cocaine, fentanyl seizure

Police executed a search warrant in the 1300-block of George Street in May 2018. (File photo)