Northern Health has issued a toxic drug alert due to an increase in overdoses in Prince George.
According to the health authority, the increase has been linked to brown sugar granules being sold as ‘down’.
They said drug-checking services indicated high levels of fentanyl and benzodiazepine.
It’s reportedly been causing people to black out and behave unusually, consistent with benzodiazepine effects.
Local overdose prevention sites (OPS)
- Two Doors Down, 1126 3rd Ave, Prince George
Tuesday to Saturday, 6 am to 11 am and 6 pm to 11 pm
- Northern Health Needle Exchange and Harm Reduction Clinic (OPS/APP), 277 George St, Prince George Monday to Saturday, 1 pm to 6 pm