Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Edmonton police seize $3.2-million stash of carfentanil in record bust

Tenants living in the upper unit of the rental suite were university students, who were unaware of the drug operation taking place in their basement. The university students made the initial call to local firefighters.
Edmonton police executed a search warrant and seized 12 one-kilogram bags of white powder, 16 one-kg bags of blue powder, and a pink powder. Investigators confirmed the blue and pink substances contained carfentanil. The white powder is caffeine, which would have been used as a 'buffing agent' to cut the drug before it was sold. No arrests have been made. The building has been condemned by Alberta Health Services until further notice.