Toxic drugs circulating in North Surrey


2023-12-01 16:00 PST

Surrey RCMP is warning the public of high potency drugs circulating and reminding people using street drugs to take appropriate precautions.

It has come to the attention of Surrey RCMP that high potency Fentanyl mixed with Benzodiazepine circulating in the North Surrey area, which increases the risk of overdose. Surrey RCMP has responded to five deaths in seven days that are suspected to be as a result of overdoses.

Street doses of Fentanyl can come in various different forms including a variety of colors and textures or pressed into a pill form that can resemble legitimate prescription drugs. The potency of Fentanyl can vary significantly, even if you have bought it from the same dealer and it looks the same, it may not be.

In light of the potent Fentanyl circulating, Surrey RCMP is reminding people who use drugs never use alone, to carry Narcan and to use Safepoint located at 13459-107A Avenue, Surrey. If you see someone, who you think may be overdosing, call 911.

Fraser Health offers harm reduction services including Drug Checking. Some additional resources can be found on the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions stop over dose site as well as through the provincial harm reduction program Toward the Heart.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you can contact the B.C. Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service Line at 1-800-663-1441 to find services available to you. Please be on lookout for Text alerts on toxic drugs from Fraser Health.

For media inquiries contact:
Cpl. Sarbjit K. Sangha
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
Office: 604-599-7776

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