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Police warn after fentanyl, cocaine found in street drug sample

London police are sounding the alarm after the deadly opioid fentanyl was found in a seized street drug sample.

Police released results from Health Canada related to a drugs investigation in November

London police are sounding the alarm after the deadly opioid fentanyl was found in a seized street drug sample. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

London police are sounding the alarm after the deadly opioid fentanyl was found in a seized street drug sample.

Police received results from Health Canada related to a drugs investigation in November.

Police said in a release on Sunday that the sample seized in the city tested positive for both cocaine and fentanyl. It's the first time both have been discovered in the same sample.

A 33-year-old London man is facing a slew of charges including possession of a drug. Police said officers found both crack cocaine and fentanyl on the suspect. They could not confirm whether the drugs were mixed intentionally or not.

As a result of the investigation, police are reminding people that fentanyl and other opioids could show up in street drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

"Trying any drug – even just one time – could kill the user if it's mixed with fentanyl or carfentanil," police warned in a release.

Police also reminded people of the signs related to an overdose:

  • Difficulty walking, talking or staying awake
  • Blue lips or nails
  • Very small pupils
  • Dizziness and confusion
  • Choking, gurgling or snoring sounds
  • Slow, weak or no breathing

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