Interior Health issues street-level drug alert for Kelowna and Vernon

An alert for street-level drugs has been issued for Kelowna and Vernon.

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Internal Health, which issued the alert Friday, says benzodiazepines have been found in several samples of street-level meth in those two Okanagan cities.

According to the IH, the drug is being sold as ‘side’ (meth) and appears as a colorless crystal. Possible effects of taking the drug include sleepiness, memory loss, altered thinking, delusions of security or abstinence, risky behavior, and passing out.


“Naloxone will not reverse the effects of benzos,” warns Internal Health.

In addition, IH states that many types of benzos produce a stronger feeling when inhaled, and that taking multiple doses will cause more undesirable effects.

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