Laval police warn of drug more powerful — and deadly — than fentanyl

An emergency call last month to help a man found unconscious in a home in Laval’s Vimont district has led police to the discovery of several stamps impregnated not only with LSD but with carfentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times more potent than fentanyl, a drug already blamed for scores of overdoses — some of them fatal — in the Montreal area.

Police investigating the Jan. 23 emergency call detected the carfentanyl in postage stamps apparently already treated with LSD, leading them to fear drug users in Laval could be risking their lives by consuming the drug without their knowledge.

Laval police spokesperson Geneviève Major said the carfentanyl discovered in this case is so potent even touching the substance with uncovered skin can transmit the opioid into a user’s system.

Investigators suspect the stamps found in this case — where the man found unconscious later died for…

Original published: 2018-02-13 18:03:42 Read the full Montreal News here

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