Abbotsford Police have launched the third poster and a Punjabi version of a documentary in its Operation X initiative, which is aimed at informing young people about the potential risks of street drugs.
This poster will be hung in the halls of Abbotsford secondary schools and other areas that teenagers frequent, said Const. Ian MacDonald.
The graphic poster depicts the potential tragic outcome of street drug use by showing foot with a morgue toe tag and the message, "Be the life of the party, not the death."
The release of the latest poster coincides with the release of the free Punjabi version of the APD's documentary film Operation X -The Straight Goods on "E."
The video depicts the devastation the family and friends of two Abbotsford youth, Cheryl McCormack and Tyler Miller, experienced after the pair died after taking ecstasy in 2011.
The police hope the two versions of the film, dedicated to the friends and families of the overdose victims, will continue to serve as an important reminder to youth.
The department has timed the release of the poster and the adapted film to coincide with spring break and as the graduation season gets underway, said MacDonald.
"At this time of year, we know that young people are making choices, and we're not going to be in the room and likely neither are their parents, so we want them to have all the information to make good choices," he said.
To view the Punjabi language Operation X video on YouTube, go to bit.ly/10Eoq4Y or to bit.ly/16mI6ul for the English version.