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Man suffering drug overdose carrying a concealed handgun in Vernon.

February 7, 2023

On Thursday, February 2nd, 2023, RCMP in Vernon responded to a report that a man who had overdosed was in possession of a loaded firearm.

The report came in around 5:30 that morning from a passerby who came to the aid of a man apparently suffering from a drug overdose in the 4500 block of 27th street.

The weapon, reportedly a .22 handgun and a clip, was said to be strapped to the 23-year-olds body under his coat.

The responding RCMP officer revived the man with a dose of nasal naloxone before he was transported to hospital.

The man was released from custody and faces a number of potential firearms-related charges.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.


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