fentanyl

Two men remain in custody, after being arrested last week on suspicion of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. The drugs were believed to be headed for downtown Victoria. (News files)

Fentanyl seized in bust ‘enough to kill 125,000 people:’ VicPD

Suspected dealers came from mainland on ferry; arrest made after weeks of investigation

Two men remain in custody, after being arrested last week on suspicion of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. The drugs were believed to be headed for downtown Victoria. (News files)
Victoria police arrested an alleged fentanyl drug trafficker who was residing beside a daycare. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Suspected fentanyl dealer arrested, was living next door to daycare in Victoria

Cybercrime trend, stabbings and armed robberies: VicPD chief’s quarterly report

Victoria police arrested an alleged fentanyl drug trafficker who was residing beside a daycare. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria police officers execute a search warrant on a suspected fentanyl dealer’s residence in part 4 of VicPD’s Fighting Fentanyl series, Executing the Warrant. YouTube

VICPD COLUMN: Fentanyl series shows behind-the-scenes fight

Video series offers glimpse into enforcement efforts relating to deadly drug

  • Sep 13, 2017
Victoria police officers execute a search warrant on a suspected fentanyl dealer’s residence in part 4 of VicPD’s Fighting Fentanyl series, Executing the Warrant. YouTube
VicPD fentanyl series: Executing the Warrant

VicPD fentanyl series: Executing the Warrant

Police take viewers behind the scenes with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team

  • Sep 12, 2017
VicPD fentanyl series: Executing the Warrant
Fentanyl seized at a recent bust by the Ridge Meadows RCMP. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Fentanyl-linked overdose deaths soar in B.C.

The opioid was the cause of 81 per cent of the 876 deaths so far this year in the province

Fentanyl seized at a recent bust by the Ridge Meadows RCMP. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Victoria police Const. Matt Rutherford, left, and Staff Sgt. Conor King appear in the latest episode of Fighting Fentanyl, Vic PD’s Eyes on Target. Courtesy VicPD

Victoria police release Episode 3 in Fighting Fentanyl

Video series gives behind the scenes look at local police work

Victoria police Const. Matt Rutherford, left, and Staff Sgt. Conor King appear in the latest episode of Fighting Fentanyl, Vic PD’s Eyes on Target. Courtesy VicPD
Dante Givens of Jurassic 5 performs before thousands at Rifflandia in 2016 at Royal Athletic Park. Island Health, in conjunction with music festival organizers, has released a list of tips for the safe use of drugs for concert goers who choose to use them. Arnold Lim/Black Press

Island Health takes proactive steps to reduce drug overdoses at music festivals

Tips list added to supports already in place by festival organizers

Dante Givens of Jurassic 5 performs before thousands at Rifflandia in 2016 at Royal Athletic Park. Island Health, in conjunction with music festival organizers, has released a list of tips for the safe use of drugs for concert goers who choose to use them. Arnold Lim/Black Press
Jarred Aasen, a pharmacist at the STS Pain Pharmacy in Victoria, demonstrates how he tests drug samples for fentanyl. Most recently, the pharmacy has detected the presence of fentanyl in more hard drugs such as MDMA, cocaine and crystal meth. Victoria News file photo

More fentanyl being found in MDMA, crystal meth in Victoria

Downtown pharmacy testing street drugs for fentanyl free for users

Jarred Aasen, a pharmacist at the STS Pain Pharmacy in Victoria, demonstrates how he tests drug samples for fentanyl. Most recently, the pharmacy has detected the presence of fentanyl in more hard drugs such as MDMA, cocaine and crystal meth. Victoria News file photo