Regina Police have issued a public advisory after a seizure of drugs recently in the Queen City. The warning is directed particularly to drug users, emergency responders and health professionals because police have confirmed that the seizure contained fentanyl and a mixture of fentanyl analogs including carfentanil.
The drugs were seized during a traffic stop on August 21st. What police refer to as fentanyl analogs are fentanyl related compounds and derivatives and police say are often sold online as designer drugs. The seizure also included a drug sometimes called fake morphine but it is actually more potent than morphine and officials believe that means the usual dosage will likely result in an overdose.
Fentanyl can be inhaled, ingested or absorbed. Fentanyl, even in tiny amounts, is enough to kill an adult. Carfentanil is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl and is not for human use.