Heroin batch raises concerns

The Gateway Shelter has been advised to notify their clients of the possible bad drugs

An apparent bad batch of heroin is making the rounds in Vernon.

B.C. Ambulance Service asked for RCMP assistance with a female overdose Monday at 10 p.m. in the 3300 block of 35th Avenue.

“Our officers had been there previously that evening for the same type of call only with a male victim,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The victim was conscious and was being checked by paramedics.

The 24-year-old Vernon woman said she had done a point (heroin measurement), less than her usual amount, and told police the drug “looked different to her.”

The Gateway Shelter has been advised to notify their clients of the possible bad drugs that have been going around the city.