Drug 100 times stronger than fentanyl found at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

Carfentanil was confirmed present after an incident at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in July. (CBC)

The Canadian Press, August 11, 2017 

Carfentanil was detected in a substance found at the prison after an inmate was taken to hospital

The Saskatchewan RCMP has confirmed the first case of carfentanil within the walls of the Saskatchewan Penitentiary.

Carfentanil, an opioid 100 times stronger than fentanyl, was present in a substance found at the penitentiary in Prince Albert after an incident on July 15.

A 22-year-old male inmate was found unresponsive. He was given naloxone, an opioid anti

dote often administered to counteract a fentanyl overdose, and taken to hospital. ​Police say the incident was not fatal.

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