Fentanyl is 50-100 times more potent than morphine and 30-50 times more potent than heroin

The chemical formula of Carfentanil - Depositphotos.com
The chemical formula of Carfentanil - Depositphotos.com

A member of the County of Brant Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Highway #403 in the County of Brant in September 2019. During the course of the investigation, the officer located a large quantity of what was at first believed to be Percocet pills.

As a part of the criminal investigation, the OPP sent the pills to Health Canada for testing. The pills were recently analyzed and found to be fentanyl. It is the belief of the investigators that these pills were destined for illicit distribution.

Fentanyl is 50-100 times more potent than morphine and 30-50 times more potent than heroin. Just 0.25mg can kill an adult.

“To put the potency of fentanyl into context, if you cut a baby aspirin into 324 pieces, one of those pieces would equal a lethal dose. Public safety of our community is our priority. If you choose to purchase illicit street drugs you need to be aware of this safety issue.” – Inspector Lisa Anderson, Detachment Commander Brant County.

The OPP wants to remind the public that anytime you buy drugs on the street you can never be certain of what it contains.

Anyone with information regarding any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.crimestoppers-brant.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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