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Trail resident dies of overdose; police issue warning

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
November 1st, 2014

A Trail man has died after overdosing on a drug he may have believed was heroin, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“On Oct. 19, in the early morning hours, Trail and Greater District RCMP were called to a report of a sudden death in East Trail,” Oelke said. “A 41-year-old Trail resident was found deceased in a residence from a possible drug overdose.

“The BC Coroner Service have now confirmed that the male died from a fentanyl overdose.”

Oelke said this wasn’t the only such incident.

“Of note, later on the evening of Oct. 19, police were called to another male who was suffering from an apparent overdose and was taken to hospital. This male was lucky to survive.”

He said the victims may or may not have known what they were taking.

“Police are cautioning that fentanyl may be sold as heroin. Fentanyl is much stronger than heroin and can lead to accidental overdoses when consumed.”

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