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Whistler man arrested for possession of cocaine, MDMA and GHB



A Whistler man is facing charges after he was found in possession of a number of controlled substances last week.

At 12:40 a.m. last Thursday, Feb. 14, police officers patrolling the Village Stroll noticed two males who appeared to be “acting suspiciously,” according to a release. A subsequent search of the males led to the seizure of what is believed to be cocaine, MDMA and GHB, a barbiturate that is used both recreationally and, in some cases, as a date-rape drug.

“Whistler RCMP share this information to highlight public safety and recommend that you enjoy responsibly with friends, (that) you do not accept drinks where you are not sure of the origin, and (to) never leave your drink unattended,” police urged in the release.

GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyric acid, is an odourless, colourless substance when added to drinks. Victims will typically become groggy and unable to recall recent events. A 21-year-old local man was arrested and subsequently released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.