Surrey RCMP say officers seized suspected fentanyl during an arrest in Langley Thursday (Nov. 19, 2020), adding it could possibly be linked to recent overdoses. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Surrey RCMP say officers seized suspected fentanyl during an arrest in Langley Thursday (Nov. 19, 2020), adding it could possibly be linked to recent overdoses. (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Investigators believe man, 19, arrested in Langley possibly linked to Surrey overdose deaths

Police seize multiple doses of suspected ‘blue and purple’ fentanyl, crystal meth, crack cocaine

Surrey RCMP say officers seized suspected fentanyl during an arrest in Langley Thursday (Nov. 19), adding the illicit drugs could possibly be linked to recent overdoses in the area.

The Surrey RCMP Drug Unit arrested a 19-year-old man for possession for the purpose of trafficking in the area of 200th Street and 72nd Avenue around 2 p.m., according to a release.

During the arrest, police said officers seized “multiple” doses of suspected “blue and purple” fentanyl, crystal meth and crack cocaine. The release adds that officers also seized “other items consistent with drug trafficking.”

Surrey RCMP said that investigators believe the drugs seized “are associated to the recent overdoses in the city.”

READ ALSO: Surrey RCMP issue warning following trio of overdose deaths in 12 hours, Nov. 19, 2020

Thursday morning, Surrey RCMP warned of a potential “toxic batch” of street drugs after responding to three apparent overdose deaths within a 12-hour period.

Staff Sergeant Ryan Element said the methods used to make the drugs are “unsophisticated.”

“The amateur ways in which these drugs are being manufactured makes these already dangerous drugs even more deadly,” said Element.

Surrey RCMP is reminding people that if they do use drug, to not use alone and to keep naloxone nearby.

– With a file from Tracy Holmes



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