Canadian police have reason to believe that the tainted ecstasy has shown up on the streets again. According to Castanet.net, a batch of these deadly pills have made their way to the Okanagan.
Police in Penticton say they have received information about a batch of the tainted ecstasy being sold on the streets in Penticton. Local police are advising people "not to consume any pill or powder substance that has been obtained through illicit sources, that may, or may not be ecstasy."
These tainted pills have circulated through Canada since the end of last year. They are laced with PMMA. This substance killed five people in Calgary last winter, and nearly two dozen in BC since the beginning of the year.
While the report claims that these drugs have hit the streets of Pendicton, there are no reported deaths. Authorities warn that this does not mean people should not use caution. Police spokesperson said, "You can't predict what you are getting. I do not believe for one second that people who produce these drugs have enough of a conscience to say 'one or two people have died, we should stop producing this stuff.' "
Although, I have to disagree with the police spokesperson here. It is not that these people do not have enough conscience to "stop producing the stuff," but I think it is more that these people have a surplus that is already made…and already paid for, so it will eventually resurface, here and there. It is more that "they don't have the conscience to lose a lot of money over it," but I do not believe that this poisonous ecstasy is still being produced!
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