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There has been an increase in overdose events in the community of Fort St. John. Reported overdoses have been associated with a reddish-brown substance packaged in blue pill cases, sold as ‘down.’ This substance is highly toxic and induces heavier and prolonged sedation, making it more challenging to reverse. Overdoses are happening when the substance is smoked or injected.
Substances move throughout our region and may be present in your community so please share this alert widely and use with caution following the harm reduction messages below.
For your safety
Alert expires: October 20, 2023