mediareleases.vpd.ca, September 16, 2013

Police Warn Public Following Deadly Heroin Overdoses

Vancouver Police Department
The Vancouver Police Department is issuing a public warning to local drug users after two people recently died alone from what is believed to be the injection of heroin.

Drug users are urged to be extremely cautious and utilize the services of INSITE, which is staffed by medical personnel that can intervene in the event of an overdose.

In response to these recent incidents, the VPD has advised a number of local agencies, including INSITE [Drug Consumption Room], Vancouver Coastal Health, local police agencies, the B.C. Ambulance Service, and other community partners.

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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