Drugs

Central Saanich Police seized a significant quantity of drugs and money from a residence on Keating Cross Road. (File photo)

Central Saanich Police seize $50,000 worth of drugs, $35,000 in cash

A 28-year-old man is in custody after a search warrant was executed in the 1500-block of Keating Cross Road

Central Saanich Police seized a significant quantity of drugs and money from a residence on Keating Cross Road. (File photo)
Drugs, knives, cash seized by Victoria Police at downtown address

Drugs, knives, cash seized by Victoria Police at downtown address

A man and woman are in custody, facing nine charges

Drugs, knives, cash seized by Victoria Police at downtown address
Three Victoria needle-prick incidents in the past week affecting unsuspecting members of the public led Island Health to call a meeting for this week with various downtown service providers and harm reduction operators. The hope is to find ways of reducing the number of needles found in public spaces. File photo

UPDATE: Island Health says no need for alarm over needle prick incidents in Victoria

Briefing followed meeting between Island Health, downtown service providers

Three Victoria needle-prick incidents in the past week affecting unsuspecting members of the public led Island Health to call a meeting for this week with various downtown service providers and harm reduction operators. The hope is to find ways of reducing the number of needles found in public spaces. File photo
VicPD investigators processing exhibits in drug processing room. Photo courtesy VicPD

Carfentanil confirmed for first the time in Victoria

Carfentanil discovered by police after analyzing drug haul in Langford

VicPD investigators processing exhibits in drug processing room. Photo 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
The potential presence of fentanyl in cocaine is just one of the risks facing those who choose to ingest drugs. At an upcoming talk May 9 at Royal Bay secondary, parents will hear strategies for talking to their children about drugs. iStock Photo 

STRAIGHT TALK: Drug awareness discussion set for Colwood

Royal Bay secondary event offers tips for parent/child conversations about drugs

The potential presence of fentanyl in cocaine is just one of the risks facing those who choose to ingest drugs. At an upcoming talk May 9 at Royal Bay secondary, parents will hear strategies for talking to their children about drugs. iStock Photo