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Drug overdose in Nelson leads to criminal investigation 

An early morning overdose has prompted a criminal investigation by Nelson police but chief Donovan Fisher says there are still a lot of unanswered questions.  

According to a media release by Nelson police officers responded early Wednesday to a 911 call to assist with a drug overdose which had officers performing CPR on the victim until emergency medical services arrived on the scene. 

Fisher says police obtained two judicial search warrants to conduct a search of the property after noticing items of concern in the residence which has sparked concern throughout the city.  

“We are confident this was a mid-level drug operation where drugs were being received, prepared and packaged for further distribution in the area, and beyond,” he says. “This has been a significant seizure and will have an immediate impact on the local drug trafficking scene.” 

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Police say the various materials seized on the property are being sent to Health Canada labs for analysis to determine the exact make-up of the substance. 

Fisher says because of the nature of the original matter they are unable to release information at this time. 

“The matter is still under investigation, so no further comment can be provided at this time,” he says.  

Police say they are currently speaking to several people of interest in the investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact Nelson Police.  

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