Interior Health has issued a drug alert for users in the Kamloops area.
According to IH, crystals and powder sold as ketamine has been found to contain up to 75 per cent methamphetamine, posing a risk for stimulant overdose.
“Symptoms include irregular heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty sleeping and agitation,” IH said in a warning posted online.
“Methamphetamine lasts much longer than ketamine.”
Users are encouraged to check their drugs before using and crush drugs into a fine powder to avoid hot spots.
The alert will remain in effect until Feb. 10.
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