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Sunridge fentanyl bust nets dozens of pills, numerous charges

Calgary police have arrested a 31-year-old man they say was trafficking fentanyl in the Sunridge area.

31-year-old also found with multiple cellphones and more than $1,000 in cash

Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more toxic than morphine, and police say it may be mixed with other drugs without the user knowing. (Canadian Press)

Calgary police have arrested a 31-year-old man they say was trafficking fentanyl in the Sunridge area.

Officers observed "activity consistent with drug trafficking" in the northeast community last Thursday and later pulled the man over while he was driving in the city's northwest.

Inside the vehicle, police found 43 fentanyl pills, multiple cellphones and $1,135 in cash.

The man was charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of breach of a recognizance.

He is set to appear in court Jan. 20.

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