Don’t take pills from strangers

Terrace RCMP gets reports of man offering pills to strangers that he says would 'really mess them up'

  • Mar. 9, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Terrace RCMP is warning the public about the dangers of accepting or handling pills or any other type of drug from a person other than a pharmacist.

Members of the public should never accept or handle pills and other drugs handed to them by strangers or criminals. Some pills, specifically those produced by criminals, may contain very dangerous substances such as fentanyl, that could have serious consequences if even handled without proper protective equipment, says Const. Angela Rabut, community policing/media relations Terrace RCMP.

There were two complaints of a man offering pills to the public on Sunday, March 6th. The man stated that the pill would really mess them up. He then went on to offer more of the pills via Facebook. The pill in this case was not necessarily dangerous, but you never know what a stranger is handing you.

If you have information about crime contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at or by texting TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

If your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.