Buyer beware when buying street drugs

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When people buy street drugs they might not get what they're expecting.

That's a message RCMP Cpl. Andy Cook wants to drive home as part of the force's education efforts.

"Right now we're seeing unknown pills out there. They could contain next to anything," he said.

Cook said in 2012 there were what people thought were methamphetamine pills that contained the drug known as bath salts.

In Alberta, there have been cases people thinking they were buying methamphetamine or other drugs, but instead they got something that killed them, Cook said.

Cook said when those people bought the pills that wasn't what they planned.

"You don't know what you're getting," he said.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Alberta

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  • Corey
    March 12, 2016 - 10:56

    Until folks have to get their drugs from a Doctor instead of a Gangster nothing will ever change...

  • don
    March 12, 2016 - 07:20

    well if they are that dumb to buy drugs then they deserve to get what they buy. garbage. there is help for them same as drunks but they do not want help so let them alone.

  • Joe Doe
    March 11, 2016 - 22:01

    WHATS THE SENSE,THE JUDGES WON'T PUT THEM IN JAIL ANYWAY,THEY ARE OUT IN THE STREETS WITHIN MONTHS SELLING DRUGS AGAIN.

  • thelife
    March 11, 2016 - 15:05

    The bike (clubs) gangs are putting these drugs on the streets. A few in the 383 and bucchus are ruining our youth , its time to stop these guys ,gangster wannabes Wake Up PEI

    • Get a Life
      March 12, 2016 - 02:59

      The Bike clubs are not putting this on the streets,get your facts strait.When was the last time you heard a CHC or Bacchus member charged on PEI? Spring is getting close so it won,t be long the Law will start with their BS campaign to get better SUV,s and rack up over time taking pics.