Counterfeit OxyContin is extremely dangerous police say.

RCMP warn about deadly OxyContin

Surrey Mounties seized thousands of tablets from two locations, and tests found it fentanyl and caffeine

Surrey Mounties are warning the public about some deadly OxyContin that’s hit the streets.

On Sept. 5, the Surrey RCMP seized about 4,700 tabs from two locations in Surrey as part of an ongoing investigation.

The pills are of a greenish marbled colour and have “80” imprinted on them. The value of these 80 m.g. pills, if sold in this dosage, would be in excess of $350,000.

A recent analysis has confirmed that these tablets contained elements of caffeine and fentanyl, a powerful, synthetic opiate similar but more potent than heroin or morphine.

Surrey are advising users of the drug users to be extremely cautious. Counterfeit OxyContin has led to many deaths across the country.

Earlier this year, the BC Coroner’s Service attributed 13 deaths to fentanyl overdoses in the first four months of 2014. None of these deaths have occurred in Surrey.

“We know that this prescription drug is a popular choice among recreational drug users,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. “As a result, we want to warn those users in the community to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety.”

If you see someone appearing to be in medical distress you are urged to call 9-1-1 immediately. If you have taken drugs and don’t feel well, seek medical attention or help immediately.

For more information and a list of substance abuse services in your area please contact Fraser Health Services.

 

 

 

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