Ashcroft RCMP police blotter: Overdoses hit close to home

The opioid overdose crisis almost claims two lives in the Cache Creek area.

Police from several detachments assisted in the arrest of a man who robbed a woman in Cache Creek at knifepoint and stole her vehicle.

Police from several detachments assisted in the arrest of a man who robbed a woman in Cache Creek at knifepoint and stole her vehicle.

Drive to conditions

On February 11 there was a single vehicle roll-over on Highway 97 near Cache Creek. Slippery roads were a contributing factor, as well as speed. There were minor injuries to the single occupant of the vehicle.

On the same day, a second vehicle slid off the road on Highway 1 near Venables Valley; minor injuries were reported by the occupants of that vehicle, and they were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Drug overdoses

In the past week there have been two overdoses reported in the Cache Creek area. Naloxone was successfully administered in both cases. Last year saw one death in the area from a drug overdose; the victim was not discovered in time to be helped. Local RCMP officers now carry naloxone kits (nasal version), to potentially reverse the effects of an opioid overdose if the victim is found in time.

Police wish to remind all persons about the growing issue of drug overdoses, and the deadly turn the use of drugs can take.

For any information on the above listed files, please contact the Ashcroft RCMP at (250) 453-2216, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).