Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Kamloops father dies after using cocaine laced with fentanyl

Like many of those who have died of overdoses from fentanyl, Tyler Laybolt likely didn’t know the cocaine he was using was laced with it. Laybolt died November 6 and his mother is speaking out.

Laybolt was one of several local musicians to take part in a fundraiser for the Phoenix Centre, a detox center for youth and teens with substance abuse issues. A hip-hop artist who performed under the name Guck, he wanted to share his music and do some good with it.

There have been 31 overdose deaths recorded as of the end of October in Kamloops.