Beaver scores heroin in gritty Vancouver

August 5, 2008 at 12:57 am Leave a comment

Greatest story of the year:

Radio station’s heroin score ends up as a downer

On June 4, CFOX-FM (99.3 The Fox) morning-show personality Captain Scotty went to the notorious Main and Hastings corner in the Downtown Eastside dressed as a beaver, carrying a sign advertising his desire to buy some heroin. Within minutes, a deal had been completed – broadcast live on-air during The Jeff O’Neil Show. Among those listening were two Vancouver police officers out on patrol. They headed to the scene and confiscated the substance, but did not make any arrests.

A foolish publicity stunt, maybe, but also a canny way of drawing attention to the absurdity and futility of our drug problem and our puny efforts to enforce laws.

Entry filed under: social issues.

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