Pubdate: Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2017 The Calgary Sun
Author: Meghan Potkins
Page: 2


Alberta's justice minister says the province's law enforcement
communities are having to "constantly" adapt in their efforts to
combat the evolving methods of illicit drugmanufacturers.

Following news that health workers have found possible fentanyl-laced
stickers in Calgary and Edmonton, Kathleen Ganley said police are
doing a "very good job" of staying on top of drug trends. That
vigilance is key, Ganley says.

"It's like this with most types of drugs, they're sort of constantly
adapting to continue to try to keep those hidden and we're having to
constantly adapt to continue to try to find those. We'll continue to
use intelligence to move forward."

An emergency room physician and a Calgary paramedic sounded the alarm
on social media over the stickers that were found on patients
suffering from suspected drug overdoses.

Authorities ask that anyone who comes across the stickers to surrender
them to Calgary police or RCMP for testing.

Newly released numbers from the province show 241 Albertans died from
fentanyl in the first six months of 2017.

That's a 54-per-cent increase compared to the same period last year.
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