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News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, September 15, 2016

 
Drug Investigation Arrest – Follow-up: C16-190364
As previously released,

On September 12, 2016, officers from the East District Community Support Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team executed a search warrant at a hotel in the west-end of Winnipeg. As a result of the warrant, officers located and seized 1477 blotter tabs.

Lab tests have now confirmed the blotter tabs contain the drug carfentanil. The tabs have an estimated street value of approximately $30,000.

    


As a result of this investigation a 37-old-male was arrested and charged with numerous drug related offences.


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Carfentanil is an analogue of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl, and is one of the most potent opioids known. It has potency approximately 10,000 times that of morphine, and 100 times that of fentanyl. The lethal dose of pharmaceutical fentanyl is 2mg.



The risks with fentanyl can lead to death.

However, if you are using heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil or any other similar drug, it is important that you have a Naloxone overdose prevention kit with you at all times. Because Carfentanil is so toxic, you might need to use several doses of Naloxone to reverse an overdose. If you inject opioids, you can get a free Naloxone kit and overdose response training from the Street Connections program at 496 Hargrave Street. Naloxone can also be purchased from any pharmacy, without a prescription.

For information about Naloxone and Fentanyl go to www.knowyoursource.ca.  To get your own Naloxone kit, go to www.streetconnections.ca

The Winnipeg Police Service is working closely with community partners on a coordinated strategy to ensure the public is aware of the dangers. These drugs can and have had a profound effect on communities across North America.

 

For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs


Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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