|Carfentanil has appeared in Toronto, with police announcing Wednesday they have seized heroin laced with the drug. Waterloo Regional Police announced that an analysis of 85 counterfeit pills seized there showed they contained carfentanil rather than OxyContin. A second seizure in Kitchener also revealed carfentanil. No amount of the drug is safe for human consumption, public health officials say.|
Carfentanil has not been tied to any deaths in Ontario, yet. Alberta has now recorded at least 15 fatalities connected to the synthetic opioid to the end of November. Health Canada reported the presence of carfentanil in Vancouver street drugs in September and at least one person has died of a related overdose. At least 3 have died in Winnipeg.