DELTA, B.C.—Mother and father in Delta, B.C., have obtained an pressing discover after a pupil’s medication examined constructive for fentanyl.
The joint message from the Delta College District and police division says the capsules have been purchased illicitly and labelled as Xanax, though the capsules are faux and will not be the drug that’s generally prescribed for nervousness.
The discover says the college district is working with police whereas an investigation is underway.
It urges mother and father to speak to their youngsters in regards to the life-threatening dangers related to illicit medication and asks them and college students to report any suspicious exercise of their neighbourhood or at college.
Mother and father and college students are additionally requested to contact police about any info associated to trafficking of illicit medication.
College district spokesperson Jen Hill says the capsules have been seized final month at a secondary faculty and check outcomes this week confirmed they comprise the doubtless lethal artificial opioid fentanyl.
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The district desires to speak the message that whereas curiosity could lead college students to strive medication, the presence of fentanyl in lots of illicit substances means that’s dangerous.
“We’re in a brand new period of understanding in relation to college students and youth taking medication,” Hill mentioned Friday, including the college district will probably be sending nasal Narcan kits to all secondary faculties subsequent week so workers can use the antidote to reverse an overdose.
All faculties within the district could have the kits within the new 12 months.
Vancouver Coastal Well being issued a textual content alert to drug customers and health-care workers final month about faux Xanax being examined constructive for fentanyl at Insite, the town’s supervised injection web site. It mentioned faux Xanax tablets had been detected earlier than within the illicit drug market within the Downtown Eastside.