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Potent heroin hits Abbotsford streets

By Terrapinzflyer, Nov 18, 2009 | Updated: Nov 18, 2009 | | |
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    Potent heroin hits Abbotsford streets


    Heroin addicts in Abbotsford are frightened for their lives after seeing several of their own almost die, police said Tuesday.

    Over the past few days, Abbotsford Drug Squad members have had direct conversations with users about heroin with a potentially deadly level of purity being pushed into the downtown core of the city, where the bulk of addicts congregate to score and shoot up.

    Const. Ian MacDonald with the Abbotsford Police Department said hardened junkies had serious enough reactions to the spiked drug that users shooting up with those affected thought they had died.

    Slipping lethal doses of heroin into an established drug venue could herald a new dealer looking to expand territory, MacDonald said.

    "It's indicative of drug marketing, I don't know how else to say it.

    "Heroin is addictive as it is, but part of a marketing strategy a drug dealer might use is to have a stronger product to lure or hook users."

    MacDonald said this type of information usually filters down to police from EHA (ambulance) responders or the hospital concerning an increased number of transports of drug-related incidents.

    "Either someone is trying to create new customers, or steal new customers," he said.

    "[This heroin] potentially could cause permanent [physical] damage or death," he said.

    He indicated the fact that heroin users and addicts had approached police about the problem, something he described as "uncharacteristic," showed how serious the situation was.


    BY RAFE ARNOTT, ABBOTSFORD TIMESNOVEMBER 17, 2009 4:02 PM

    http://www.vancouversun.com/Potent+heroin+hits+Abbotsford+streets/2234024/story.html

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  1. kailey_elise
    [quopte]Slipping lethal doses of heroin into an established drug venue could herald a new dealer looking to expand territory, MacDonald said.

    "It's indicative of drug marketing, I don't know how else to say it.

    "Heroin is addictive as it is, but part of a marketing strategy a drug dealer might use is to have a stronger product to lure or hook users."[/quote]

    Strangely enough, this happened fairly recently in my area. We had people coming into the exchange, talking about a new guy & his runners handing out "free taste test" bags with his phone number! A record # of people OD'd & a few died. People were getting half gram bags, splitting it between 5 people & they were ALL nodded out & drooling...people who normally did half gram bags to themselves in one shot.

    Thankfully, my area is one of the few in the Narcan pilot program, or I'm sure there would have been more deadly overdoses.

    It was the first and ONLY time I'd ever heard of a drug dealer handing out "free samples" or "first bag's free" type shit, contrary to what D.A.R.E. & the Partnership For A Drug-Free America tries to tell the young'uns! Heh.

    ~Kailey
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