The dangerous carfentanil found in Laval

News 12 February, 2018
  • Public health of Laval

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    Monday, 12 February 2018 12:03

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    The public health of Laval invites the population, but also the drug users, to exercise great caution because of the presence of carfentanil on its territory.

    Public health has been informed by the Service de police de Laval and the laboratory’s drug analysis Service (DAS) of Health Canada that the carfentanil has been found on stamps blotters in the region of Laval.

    “The carfentanil in blotting – paper stamps impregnated with an opiate, synthetic, approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl and 10 000 times more potent than morphine – can lead to death. The population can consume this drug without his knowledge, believing that it is something else,” says the organization in a press release issued Monday morning.

    The authorities further indicate that this drug is very dangerous, and can lead to respiratory distress.

    “The individual forgets to breath and, deprived of oxygen, dies. A small dose of carfentanil is sufficient to kill an individual,” explains dr Jean-Pierre Trépanier, director of public health of the CISSS de Laval.

    The carfentanil discovered in Laval is laid on blotting paper resembling postage stamps collections, which seems harmless at first glance.

    The blotters are usually placed on the tongue, releasing the drug in the body of the user.

    “The police investigation follows its course, but certain clues lead us to believe that the stamps were purchased on the black market of the web”, say the authorities.

    If you check out these stamps, it should not touch it, and immediately call 911.

    Recall that the overdose victims and their loved ones can contribute to remove from the market drugs contaminated:

    – By calling the INFO-Line of the Service de police de Laval on the following number : 450 662-INFO (4636)

    – By going to the web site Thus, they may pass on an anonymous and confidential the information on sources of supply and thus help to save lives.