Po­ten­tially lethal drug cock­tail seized by Co­mox Val­ley RCMP

Fen­tanyl part of dan­ger­ous mix; man ar­rested

Times Colonist - - The Capital / B.c. -

Co­mox Val­ley RCMP said they’ve seized a pow­er­ful and pos­si­bly lethal com­bi­na­tion of drugs.

The depart­ment sent a white pow­der to Health Canada labs for test­ing, af­ter seiz­ing it dur­ing a drug raid in Oc­to­ber.

Health Canada con­firmed the sub­stance was a dan­ger­ous mix of fen­tanyl, a syn­thetic cannabi­noid called 5F-ADB, caf­feine and ac­etaminophen.

“We are very con­cerned about the con­fir­ma­tion of this syn­thetic cannabi­noid and fen­tanyl in our com­mu­nity,” said Const. Monika Ter­ragni, spokes­woman for Co­mox Val­ley RCMP. “This was a po­tent and po­ten­tially lethal com­bi­na­tion of drugs. These sub­stances have been as­so­ci­ated with psy­chotic episodes, over­doses and were pre­sented in such a way that users may have been un­aware of ex­actly what they were con­sum­ing.”

As a re­sult of the drug st­ing, Justin Ch­ester was charged with sev­eral of­fences, in­clud­ing ob­struct­ing po­lice, possession of a sched­uled sub­stance and fail­ure to com­ply with his pro­ba­tion. He re­mains in po­lice cus­tody.

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