UPDATE: Fentanyl Seized During Traffic Stop Turns out to be Carfentanil

Fort McMurray, Alberta – RCMP are advising that results from a Health Canada Lab have returned and confirm that the 390 pills seized from a vehicle stop on May 24, 2017 was in fact Carfentanil.

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Carfentanil is an analog of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl, and is one of the most potent opioids known. It is listed under Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. It has a quantitative potency 100 times that of fentanyl whereby a minute dose of as little as 20 micrograms would be fatal to an average human. There is no known application where carfentanil would be safe for human use.

The confirmed presence of such a dangerous substance in the community is taken very seriously by the Wood Buffalo RCMP and is a high priority.

All illegal drugs are not tested and do not meet any safety standards. Products manufactured illegally from substances such as carfentanil can lead to serious personal injuries, even death.

If you have any information in regards to drug related crime in the community, you can contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000. . If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

BACKGROUND:

May 26th, 2017

Wood Buffalo RCMP: Fentanyl Seized During Traffic Stop

Wood Buffalo RCMP: On May 24th, 2017 the Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Section conducted a vehicle stop which resulted in the seizure of 390 fentanyl pills. Three individuals, all from Fort McMurray, were arrested during the vehicle stop, and have been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Mark Kelly-Audley (28 years old), Krystal Audley (29 years old), and Nathaniel Stewart (32 years old) have been released from custody, and will all appear in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on June 5th, 2017.

If you have any information in regards to drug related crime in the community, you can contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000. Alternatively, if you would like to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You are not required to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Wood Buffalo RCMP


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