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Party in Fruitvale draws police scrutiny

Police are reminding residents to be careful what they drink/consume at parties, and to be sure they know where and who it's coming from.

"On April 21, at 2:10 a.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a complaint that a 19 year-old intoxicated male from Genelle had injured himself at a house party by falling off a music stage on a property located on Champion Park Road in Fruitvale," said RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. "EHS and RCMP attended the property and the 19-year-old male was taken to the hospital in Trail. 

"A police officer who attended the scene received a report of females attending the property feeling sick after consuming Jello shooters being offered at the party by an unknown male. It was suspected by the female attendees that the Jello shooters may have contained something more that alcohol. 

"None of the female attendees reportedly fell seriously ill or unconscious or requested medical assistance.  The on-scene police officer conducted a premise check to ensure that none of the female attendees were in a vulnerable state and required medical intervention. 

'The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP would like to warn the party goers to avoid consuming beverages from unknown sources being offered at parties as they could be contaminated with drugs or other intoxicants in addition to alcohol."