London police seize record amount of fentanyl
Two people face charges in the largest seizure of fentanyl in London’s history. Officers seized nearly 740 grams of fentanyl valued at $295,600, 36.5 grams of cocaine worth $3,650 and $13,000 in cash during a search of a home on Castlegrove Boulevard in the city’s west end Wednesday night. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid painkiller that’s 100 times more potent than morphine and is linked to a growing number of overdose deaths across Canada in recent years. A 43-year-old London man and a 30-year-old London woman are charged with two counts of possession of a prohibited substance for the purpose of trafficking.