Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Multiple Carfentanil Seizures - Weapons Grade

Carfentanil was first detected in street drugs in Vancouver in November and since then it has popped up elsewhere in the province and across the country. A white powder seized during a drug bust in Hinton has tested positive as carfentanil. On March 9th carfentanil was found in Abbotsford for the first time. On March 3th the drug was reported in the Niagara Region and in St. Albert. On March 1st carfentanil was reported in Nelson, B.C.
Seizures of carfentanil have exploded across the United States, with more than 400 cases documented in eight states since July alone. Fuelled by a thriving trade out of China, the chemical is suspected in hundreds of drug overdoses in the U.S. and Canada. Carfentanil can be fatal with a dose of 20 micrograms. That's about a poppy seed.