Substance that resembles cannabis found to contain carfentanil

Windsor-Essex County

Date/Time/ Approximate Location (where available)

May 21st, 2019, Tecumseh, ON.

Event description

(what is happening or who is affected)

An initial alert was issued in other regions on May 21st and formally confirmed on May 23, 2019

A product was seized in Ontario that has the appearance of cannabis. After being tested, this product was found to contain carfentanil. There is no cannabis in this product. A similar product was also seized in Ohio (containing heroin and fentanyl)


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Ontario Provincial Police- West Region -Tecumseh. For more information about the seizure, please contact Ontario Provincial Police.