Saskatoon Police say a new drug has popped up in the city and they want to remind everyone Naloxone kits will no longer require a prescription when being dispensed by a pharmacy. They are also available through the THN (Take Home Naloxone) program established in 17 Saskatchewan communities.
Police say March 25th, a woman in their detention area was found to be in possession of 2.7 grams of a substance now identified as a drug which includes a new incarnation of fentanyl, (Methoxyacetylfentanyl) along with heroin, fentanyl itself and caffeine. The drug is new to Saskatoon and police feel it presents an even greater risk to public safety.
Tests following another seizure in the city found DMT (Dimenthyltryptamine ) which is described as an extremely dangerous hallucinogen which was laced with fentanyl.