||It could be that the drug is a pre-mixed liquid from a legitimate pharmaceutical source. Those liquids are used for injections in operating rooms.|
In September police in Winnipeg charged a 37-year-old man with numerous drug offences after they found $30,000 worth of carfentanil in blotter form. Police across Canada are examining drug-handling protocols and are set to revamp how front-line officers deal with unknown substances. The RCMP announced its front-line officers would begin carrying naloxone nasal spray.
|Fentanyl has been steadily making its way east. The majority of the illicit fentanyl in Canada comes from China. Mexico has also become a fentanyl hub. Anyone with a decent chemistry lab can produce fentanyl according to experts. |
It's unknown how many deaths occur in Ontario due to fentanyl because the data doesn't exist, but the country as a whole is on track for upwards of 3,000 opioid-related deaths this year.