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RCMP have charged three men with possession of fentantyl after executing two search warrants in the Stoughton, Sask., area on Feb. 15, 2017.

3 men face charges involving fentanyl after RCMP search small town Sask. homes

By 980 CJME February 16, 2017 - 1:55pm Updated: February 16, 2017 - 1:55pm

Three men were arrested and charged after RCMP executed two search warrants in the Stoughton, Sask., area.

RCMP searched a home in the small town, located 60 kilometres...

A fake OxyContin pill containing fentanyl.

18-year-old accused of peddling fentanyl in Saskatoon parking lot

By 650 CKOM February 16, 2017 - 11:58am Updated: February 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Saskatoon police have charged an 18-year-old woman with trafficking fentanyl, a deadly opiate that has caused hundreds of fatal overdoses across Canada.

Officers...

W-18 is a dangerous chemical used to cut fentanyl, which can then be hidden in fake oxycodone pills as pictured above.

Deadly new drug W-18 edging closer to Saskatoon

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 18, 2017 - 12:50pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

A drug considered to be 100 times more powerful than fentanyl is making its way to Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan RCMP say test results on pills seized in a bust last spring...

Opioid crisis prompts feds to ease rules on injection sites, mail inspections

By The Canadian Press December 13, 2016 - 6:48am Updated: December 13, 2016 - 7:00am

OTTAWA — The federal government is adopting a public-health approach to its drug control strategy, Health Minister Jane Philpott said Monday as she unveiled proposed new...

RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson says fentanyl and other opioids pose a grave threat to community safety in Canada.

RCMP reaches agreement with China to combat flow of fentanyl to Canada

By The Canadian Press November 25, 2016 - 10:12am Updated: November 25, 2016 - 10:15am

The RCMP says it has reached an agreement with China to try and stop the flow of illicit fentanyl into Canada.

The Mounties say commissioner Bob Paulson and the vice-...

Fentanyl believed to be behind 2 recent deaths: Regina Police Service

By Lauren Golosky November 23, 2016 - 3:14pm Updated: November 23, 2016 - 3:14pm

Fentanyl overdoses have been making headlines across the country – and most recently – in Regina.

Regina police said there have been two deaths believed to be caused by...

Saskatoon police officers witnessed a drug deal last Friday that led to a search warrant at a city home and the discovery of cash and fentanyl.

3 men charged with trafficking fentanyl in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM October 11, 2016 - 12:57pm Updated: October 11, 2016 - 1:00pm

Three men face charges after Saskatoon police launched an investigation into fentanyl trafficking.

Police said officers witnessed a drug deal behind a business in the...

File photo of fake oxycontin pills containing fentanyl.

Police seize cocaine, fentanyl in Regina area drug trafficking bust

By 980 CJME June 24, 2016 - 6:15pm Updated: June 24, 2016 - 6:15pm

A two-month investigation into a drug trafficking ring in the Regina area has resulted in four people facing charges.

Police officers with the Combined Special Forces...

Saskatoon police chief says drugs fuel rise in thefts

By 650 CKOM April 11, 2016 - 1:13pm Updated: April 11, 2016 - 1:15pm

Synthetic drugs are driving rising crime rates in Saskatoon, according to the city's police chief.   Speaking on Gormley Monday morning, Chief Clive Weighill said...

File photo of fentanyl pills.

Woman charged for 'internal theft' of fentanyl from Regina pharmacy

By 980 CJME March 9, 2016 - 5:56pm Updated: March 10, 2016 - 7:13am

The drugs are still missing, but a 28-year-old woman is facing charges in connection with the theft of fentanyl pills from a Regina pharmacy.

Regina police describe the...

File photo of fentanyl pills.

Regina drug enforcement warning public about stolen fentanyl pills

By 980 CJME March 8, 2016 - 6:23pm Updated: March 9, 2016 - 6:56am

Regina police are warning the public that more fentanyl could be available on the streets.

Regina Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team is investigating a theft of...

Fake oxy pills.

Drug 100 times stronger than fentanyl on Saskatoon police radar

By Bre McAdam February 5, 2016 - 1:13pm Updated: February 5, 2016 - 1:30pm

A powerful new drug that's said to be 100 times stronger than fentanyl is on the radar of Saskatoon police after it was seized during a recent drug bust in Calgary.

“In...

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