Police plea with public in wake of first confirmed carfentanil overdose

Peterborough, ON, Canada / CHEX TV
Police plea with public in wake of first confirmed carfentanil overdose

Durham Regional Police say they have the first confirmed case of the deadly synthetic opioid (similar to fentanyl) being used in an overdose incident in the Durham Region. Carfentanil is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and is marketed as a tranquilizer for large animals. A very small amount of the drug can be lethal.

Durham police encourage members of the community to help by providing information about the illegal trafficking and distribution of Fentanyl and other dangerous drugs within our communities.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or on-line at

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