WATCH: Fentanyl becoming more popular on Calgary streets

Global News

CALGARY – The Calgary Police Service and Alberta Health Services are joining together to warn the public about the dangers of Fentanyl amid growing concern over the drug.

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic drug that appears in the form of pills or powder, and is approximately 100 times more toxic than morphine.

Fentanyl becoming popular on Calgary streets

Although fentanyl isn’t new, police say it has become increasingly popular on city streets over the last few years.

In 2014, there were 36 seizures of fentanyl in Calgary – and this year, police have already made 13 fentanyl seizures.

The largest fentanyl seizure in Calgary in 2015 was made on February 2nd, when investigators found 11,597 pills.

“We continually see the rise and fall of various drug trends,” says S/Sgt. Martin. “Whether it’s PMMA, cocaine, methamphetamine or any opioids, the message remains the same – there is no such…

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