Interior Health issued a drug alert to Penticton on Friday (March 25) for high levels of fentanyl and benzodiazepines. (Photo: Interior Health)

Interior Health issued a drug alert to Penticton on Friday (March 25) for high levels of fentanyl and benzodiazepines. (Photo: Interior Health)

Drug alert issued in Penticton for high levels of fentanyl

Interior Health says the alert will stay in effect until April 1

Penticton was hit with a drug alert by Interior Health on Friday (March 25) for high levels of fentanyl and benzodiazepines in the local supply.

The drug is described as “purple-grey chunks” and is sold as down or fentanyl, according to IH.

Friday’s drug alert — which stays in effect until April 1 — includes a warning about a risk of overdose, long periods of sleep and drowsiness.

IH issued a similar drug alert earlier this year after the Penticton Fire Department responded to three overdoses a day during the week of Jan. 20.

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