In the early morning hours of November 16, 2015 Bonnyville RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in the block of 45 Avenue and 41 A Street. RCMP seized over 500 Fentanyl pills, Marihuana, Brass Knuckles, drug paraphernalia and cash obtained by crime.
A 30 year old male and 28 year old female, both residents of Bonnyville were arrested and charged with Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Marihuana and Child Endangerment. The male was additionally charged with Possession of Cash Less than $5000 obtained by Crime and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.
Their first Court appearance dates have yet to be determined.
Fentanyl is a strong medicine made from opioids (chemicals used to treat sudden and ongoing pain). It’s up to 100 times stronger than other opioids like morphine, heroin, or oxycodone. Drug dealers often sell Fentanyl as fake Oxycodone. Buyers may think they’re getting oxycodone, but they’re getting another opioid drug that has Fentanyl and other substances in it. On the street, these drugs have nicknames like: beans, green apples, apples, shady eighties, eighties, fake oxy and greenies and can cause lethal overdoses.
If you’re concerned about your own, or someone else’s, misuse of Fentanyl, or would simply like more information on drug use, contact the Addiction & Mental Health 24 Hour Helpline at 1-866-332-2322. The Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS) is a free, confidential, 24/7 service for all Albertans. Staff are specially trained in the assessment and management of exposures to drugs and toxins like fentanyl, and are available by calling 1-800-332-1414.
*Press Release from the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment