By Sarah Klein
Winnipeg police have seized what they believe to be a large quantity of carfentanil from a West End hotel.
Officers with the tactical support team executed a search warrant on a hotel room on Monday, where they located 1,477 blotter tabs valued at approximately $30,000.
Lab tests haven’t confirmed whether the substance is officially carfentanil, which police describe as a more toxic variant of the drug fentanyl.
Grayson Richard Parris, 37, of Winnipeg has been charged with possession of a scheduled substance and for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of proceeds of crime.
He remains in custody.
Police say if you’re using opioid drugs, such as heroin, morphine, or fentanyl:
- Do not use alone
- Start with a very small dose
- Try to avoid carfentanil
- Get a Naloxone overdose prevention kit