The Public Health Branch of the Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) in Laval urges drug users and the general public to be cautious after the Laval police found carfentanil on its territory.
“This drug is very dangerous. All opiates can cause a respiratory depression reaction. The individual forgets to breathe and, deprived of oxygen, dies. A small dose of carfentanil is enough to kill an individual, “says Dr. Jean-Pierre Trépanier, Director of Public Health CISSS Laval.
The drug, 100 times more powerful than fentanyl and 10,000 times stronger than morphine, was found on blotter stamps last month when a citizen called the police after finding a family member in physical distress.
The police do not know if these blotters were provided to other people, but they think that the stamps would have been bought on the black market of the web.
“This is blotting paper that looks like collector stamps. It is a piece of paper for the consumption that people put on the tongue and the peculiarity of this product is that it is extremely strong. It is even dangerous on contact with the skin, “says Évelyne Boudreau, of the Laval Police Department.
The Public Health Department of Laval therefore encourages drug users and their entourage to be very cautious. The police department is asking people to call 911 if this type of stamp is found.