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The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP found illicit drugs after conducting a search warrant at an Enderby home Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Police seize fentanyl, other illegal drugs from North Okanagan home

Randall George William was arrested on drug trafficking charges

 

Paramedics and firefighters, along with police, help with an overdose last year in Penticton. (File photo)

Penticton looks at how to address public drug use after decriminalization

Little will change when it comes to policing, said Penticton RCMP

 

Drug paraphernalia and garbage plague the downtown Vernon Swan Brook Estates complex. (Contributed)

2 fires in 2 weeks at downtown Vernon apartment

Residents tired of homeless lighting fires, doing drugs, leaving garbage

 

Four needles were stashed inside a hole in a play structure at Maven Lane and discovered by children at the daycare Jan. 6. (Maven Lane photos)

Children poked by needles in Vernon daycare playground

Stash of drug paraphernalia discovered by kids, despite safety checks

Four needles were stashed inside a hole in a play structure at Maven Lane and discovered by children at the daycare Jan. 6. (Maven Lane photos)
Four needles were stashed inside a hole in a play structure at Maven Lane and discovered by children at the daycare Jan. 6. (Maven Lane photos)

UPDATE: RCMP investigate after children poked by needles in Vernon playground

Stash of drug paraphernalia discovered by kids, despite safety checks

Four needles were stashed inside a hole in a play structure at Maven Lane and discovered by children at the daycare Jan. 6. (Maven Lane photos)
Many drugs and weapons were seized by the Kelowna RCMP on Sunday, Dec. 11. (Kelowna RCMP/Contributed)

Fentanyl, meth, ketamine seized in Kelowna roadside stop

The red Mazda 3 carrying the weapons and drugs was pulled over on Sunday, Dec. 11

Many drugs and weapons were seized by the Kelowna RCMP on Sunday, Dec. 11. (Kelowna RCMP/Contributed)
Photo of drug administration supplies from Rutland community. (Submitted)

Multiple overdoses, syringes in neighbourhood falls on shoulders of concerned Kelowna woman

Overdoses on streets of Rutland around supportive housing have increased since opening

Photo of drug administration supplies from Rutland community. (Submitted)
There is a high risk of overdose or fatal overdose. (Interior Health)

Look out for white, light pink powder: Drug alert in Kelowna and Vernon

DOWN contains high levels of fentanyl and depressant drugs

There is a high risk of overdose or fatal overdose. (Interior Health)
File Photo. Deputy Rick Bray watches surveillance monitors from the control room at the Clallam County Jail on Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

B.C. sheriff points to staff shortages, guard apathy for drugs in prisons

Sheriff speaks on anonymity as to how drugs get into prisons

File Photo. Deputy Rick Bray watches surveillance monitors from the control room at the Clallam County Jail on Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
(Photo - RCMP/Contributed)

Hundreds of grams of meth turned up in downtown Kelowna drug bust

When cut together, fentanyl and benzos believed to be immune to naloxone during overdose

(Photo - RCMP/Contributed)
Mom Stop the Harm group and city councillor Loyal Woodridge (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Mother who lost son to drug poisoning speaks out at OD Awareness Day in Kelowna

Her son thought he was taking cocaine but it was laced with fentanyl

Mom Stop the Harm group and city councillor Loyal Woodridge (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘I don’t want to die’: Kelowna’s ‘tent city’ Mama calls for drug reform as 6 lives lost per day in B.C.

In all the years she has been an addict, Mama Kjaer has never seen anything like the toxic drug crisis

(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Photos were taken with permission of a man concealing his identity with his belongings (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

The war on drugs in B.C. is a failed effort, says UBCO expert

Sana Shahram, PhD, said that the government should decriminalize drug use and provide safe supply.

Photos were taken with permission of a man concealing his identity with his belongings (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
A drug warning has been issued in Vernon and Kelowna. (Interior Health image)

Beware of benzos in Vernon, Kelowna drugs

Interior Health issues alert for people who use substances

A drug warning has been issued in Vernon and Kelowna. (Interior Health image)
Evidence bags containing fentanyl are displayed during a news conference at Surrey RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The federal government is set to make what it's calling an "important announcement" with the British Columbia government on the overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada to make ‘important announcement’ with B.C. on overdose crisis

Public health approach focused on reducing harms and saving lives to be revealed

Evidence bags containing fentanyl are displayed during a news conference at Surrey RCMP Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. The federal government is set to make what it's calling an "important announcement" with the British Columbia government on the overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dhatt was sentenced in the Kelowna Supreme Court (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Brain-injured man sentenced to house arrest for Kelowna drug dealing

Arman Dhatt suffered an aneurysm after being arrested for possession with intent to traffic

Dhatt was sentenced in the Kelowna Supreme Court (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
A large quantity of drugs, including fentanyl, were discovered on a wanted person by an alert RCMP officer in Vernon recently. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

Wanted man arrested with fentanyl, meth, cocaine, weapons in Vernon

Alert RCMP officer recognized the individual and discovered large quantity of street drugs

A large quantity of drugs, including fentanyl, were discovered on a wanted person by an alert RCMP officer in Vernon recently. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
Several recent incidents on 24th Avenue have seen a large police presence in the area, which was repeated Dec. 2 as four homes were searched for drugs. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: 19 arrests made in Vernon drug bust

RCMP executed search warrants on four 24th Avenue properties Tuesday morning

Several recent incidents on 24th Avenue have seen a large police presence in the area, which was repeated Dec. 2 as four homes were searched for drugs. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
University of British Columbia has developed an algorithm which helps predict the next designer drugs before they hit the street. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah via AP, File)

UBC researchers’ algorithm helps ID designer drugs before they hit market

Model being used by U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, UN and European law enforcement

University of British Columbia has developed an algorithm which helps predict the next designer drugs before they hit the street. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah via AP, File)
(The Canadian Press)

Contaminated drug alert issued for Penticton

‘White powder’ being sold as meth has been mixed with ‘benzos’ and fentanyl

(The Canadian Press)