Fentanyl in pill seized on N.B. First Nation
FREDERICTON – Health Canada has confirmed a pill seized on the Esgenoopetitj First Nation in New Brunswick contained fentanyl.
RCMP say five Esgenoopetitj residents have been hospitalized since April 10 from suspected overdoses of the drug, a powerful synthetic opioid that has killed hundreds in western Canada but is relatively new to the East Coast.
Police are continuing to investigate the April 11 death of a 35-year-old woman on the First Nation, saying an autopsy determined she died of an overdose, although they are still awaiting toxicology results. Her death has fuelled a growing movement on New Brunswick’s First Nations to banish drug dealers. home which was searched the following day. Michelle Omoruyi is charged with human smuggling and conspiracy to commit human smuggling. She is to appear in court in Estevan on May 15.