The Vernon man who was killed in a cardboard bin was only looking for
a place to hang his hat for a few hours.
Days after his death, social service providers are wondering what
would have happened if there had been other doors for him to knock on
long before the night that became his last.
Barbara Levesque and her staff at the John Howard House have been
talking about the incident. She said for them, his death had a clear
message: There's a growing need for addictions services at the street level.
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Cocaine powder and crack were among the drugs police found early
Friday morning at a Vernon home now closed under the city's drug house
At around 5 a.m. RCMP officers used a search warrant to enter a house
in the 2000 block of 33rd Street.
Inside, police found about a dozen people amidst crack, cocaine
powder, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk said several people could be charged with
possession for the purpose of trafficking, but the incident is still
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