Po­lice seize opi­oid blot­ters with witch rid­ing broom

The Daily Courier - - CANADA -

WIN­NIPEG (CP) — Win­nipeg po­lice have is­sued a spe­cial Hal­loween safety ad­vi­sory af­ter mak­ing a spooky drug seizure.

Po­lice say that while of­fi­cers were ex­e­cut­ing a search war­rant at a home as part of a drug in­ves­ti­ga­tion late last week, they found six blot­ters which are be­lieved to con­tain fen­tanyl or pos­si­bly car­fen­tanil.

The blot­ters — which are small sized pieces of pa­per with doses of the drug dried into them — each have an image of a witch rid­ing a broom.

Const. Rob Carver says po­lice have is­sued the warn­ing be­cause it’s pos­si­ble there are more blot­ters out there, and the Hal­loween im­ages could en­tice a child to look at them, or even taste them.

Car­fen­tanil is a syn­thetic opi­oid sim­i­lar to fen­tanyl but 100 times more po­tent — an amount weigh­ing less than a grain of salt can kill some­one.

Carver says the blot­ters are dan­ger­ous to touch and any­one who finds one should im­me­di­ately phone 911.

“We’ve seized six and we don’t usu­ally find just six, so that’s cer­tainly our con­cern that there would be more,” Carver said Sun­day.

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