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Treaty Three Police issue warning about fentanyl

Tablets labelled as oxycodone actually contained fentanyl.

KENORA, Ont. —  The Treaty Three Police Service says prescription medication seized at Shoal Lake First Nation # 39 in August contained fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid. 

Officers who executed a search warrant seized illegally-possessed medication that was identified initially as being Oxycodone (Percocet) due to the size, shape and markings on the pills.

However, a subsequent analysis in a Health Canada lab confirmed that the tablets actually contained fentanyl.

"The pills look exactly like a Percocet but contain fentanyl, not oxycodone," a police news release stated Tuesday.

The release noted that fentanyl is "substantially stronger and potentially fatal."

Treaty Three Police said the public needs to remain vigilant and be aware that dangerous imitation drugs are being sold in the area.