THOMPSON – RCMP in Manitobahas confirmed that the pills seized during a traffic stop, as well as an earlier traffic stop on February 1, that was suspected to be Oxycodone, were found to contain fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid which is 100 times more potent than morphine. A lethal dose of fentanyl is as little as two milligrams and any quantity of fentanyl needs to be handled with extreme care.
“The public needs to be aware that there may be additional pills, in the community and surrounding area, disguised as Oxycodone that may contain fentanyl,” said Sgt. Paul Manaigre of the Manitoba RCMP.
“These pills could cause serious harm or even death and should not be consumed.”
29-year-old Matthew Delaronde, who had been arrested and released on a Recognizance for court for this incident, is now wanted by police as the conditions of his Recognizance have been revoked. Delaronde is also wanted for Robbery in relation to an incident that occurred on March 20 in the City of Thompson.
The RCMP are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Matthew Delaronde to call the Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6911, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.