Toronto police are warning the public about a scary drug they say is 40 to 100 times stronger than morphine, heroin, or oxycodone.
Police say a sharp spike in fentanyl-related deaths in Vancouver has resulted in Toronto police issuing a public warning about the potent effect of the drug.
Police say fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid prescribed to combat severe pain but abusers of the drug use the patch made for a slow 72 hour release and scrape off the medication. Then it can be smoked or ingested and police say a single patch can be lethal.
Drug squad unit commander inspector Howie Page warns people to stay away from the drug saying “we’re now seeing fentanyl combined with other drugs like knock off oxycontin pills”.