Recently a blizzard of warnings have been posted around Gold River advising people to be on the look out for a decal style tatoo called BLUE STAR that is being sold to children, and may contain the drug LSD.
The warning was being distributed by local BC Ambulance stations on plain paper with the signature C.J. Rick Cox, Regional Safety Officer....
In a telephone conversation with Bob Pearce, Communications Manager for BCAS it was learned that Rick Cox is an employee of the Ministry of Transport and Highways, and that the warning was obtained by Mr. Cox via the Internet. Mr. Pearce said that the warning originated in Connecticut and has no relevance in BC.
In an article in the TIMES COLONIST of 22 July further information was published on this warning and the conclusion was that the rumor was unfounded. Additional information was received by the RECORD from librarian Anne Henkelman who said that the whole thing was reminiscent of the old "blue star acid alert" documented by Jan Harold Brunvant in his books on urban legends.
Well, this thing do not die. The Campbell River MIRROR ran a large article based on the phoney information being passed out by the RCMP. Don't they check their sources?? I also hear that the radio station is passing this junk off too. They should not pass this crap around until they can talk to someone who has actually seized one of the tattoos in question. When I tried to find some one it led to a dead end and a cop who said it was all bogus.