Fentanyl News

A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection to trafficking fentanyl in Saskatooon on June 16, 2017.

Man charged with trafficking fentanyl in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM June 19, 2017 - 12:48pm Updated: June 19, 2017 - 12:48pm

A man is facing several charges connected to trafficking fentanyl in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon police said officers arrested a 20-year-old man around 7 p.m. Friday in the...

Saskatoon police carried out two drug busts on the city's east end on June 11, 2017, seizing 75 fentanyl pills and other drugs.

8 arrested in Saskatoon after weekend fentanyl busts

By 650 CKOM June 12, 2017 - 4:50pm Updated: June 12, 2017 - 4:50pm

More fentanyl has been taken off Saskatoon's streets after a pair of drug busts over the weekend.

Police said in a release Monday they executed search warrants at two...

Adria Bosshart, 18, died of a fentanyl overdose in Saskatoon over the weekend of May 5-7, 2017.

Family, friends mourn latest fentanyl overdose victim

By JT Marshall May 12, 2017 - 7:06am Updated: May 12, 2017 - 7:09am

It's been a week of heartbreak for family and friends of Adria Bosshart, the latest victim of fentanyl in Saskatoon.   Bosshart died of an overdose last weekend, a day before...

Alex Reisinger, 23, died of an opiate overdose Aug. 21, 2014 in Coquitlam B.C. He was born and raised in Saskatoon.

Dad pushes for fentanyl awareness after Saskatoon overdose

By JT Marshall May 10, 2017 - 5:40pm Updated: May 10, 2017 - 5:40pm

After a deadly fentanyl overdose by an 18-year-old woman in Saskatoon over the weekend, a Saskatoon man who lost his 23-year-old son the same way is speaking out.   "I wasn't...

A pill containing fentanyl seized by Saskatoon police. The deadly opioid was linked to an overdose death reported over the weekend of May 5-7.

Fentanyl death prompts call for parents to talk to kids

By 650 CKOM May 10, 2017 - 8:32am Updated: May 10, 2017 - 10:38am

An addictions expert is urging parents to talk to their kids about fentanyl in the wake of an overdose death in Saskatoon.   Police linked the deadly opioid to three of five...

Saskatoon police believe fentanyl was behind a fatal overdose this weekend.

Police report fentanyl death in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM May 9, 2017 - 11:40am Updated: May 9, 2017 - 11:53am

One person has died following what's believed to be a fentanyl overdose in Saskatoon.   Police reported that they responded to five separate calls involving overdoses over the...

Police say 500 fentanyl pills were among the drugs seized on April 7, 2017 after a month-long investigation spanned both Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Fentanyl shipment worth $50K seized in Lloydminster

By 650 CKOM April 13, 2017 - 12:36pm Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:33pm

Organized crime units in Alberta and Saskatchewan seized nearly $50,000 worth of drugs in an operation they say will help "stem the flow" of fentanyl in the two provinces....

RCMP have charged three men with possession of fentantyl after executing two search warrants in the Stoughton, Sask., area on Feb. 15, 2017.

3 men face charges involving fentanyl after RCMP search small town Sask. homes

By 980 CJME February 16, 2017 - 1:55pm Updated: February 16, 2017 - 2:15pm

Three men were arrested and charged after RCMP executed two search warrants in the Stoughton, Sask., area.

RCMP searched a home in the small town, located 60 kilometres...

A fake OxyContin pill containing fentanyl.

18-year-old accused of peddling fentanyl in Saskatoon parking lot

By 650 CKOM February 16, 2017 - 11:58am Updated: February 16, 2017 - 11:58am

Saskatoon police have charged an 18-year-old woman with trafficking fentanyl, a deadly opiate that has caused hundreds of fatal overdoses across Canada.


W-18 is a dangerous chemical used to cut fentanyl, which can then be hidden in fake oxycodone pills as pictured above.

Deadly new drug W-18 edging closer to Saskatoon

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 18, 2017 - 12:50pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 12:50pm

A drug considered to be 100 times more powerful than fentanyl is making its way to Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan RCMP say test results on pills seized in a bust last spring...

Opioid crisis prompts feds to ease rules on injection sites, mail inspections

By The Canadian Press December 13, 2016 - 6:46am Updated: December 13, 2016 - 6:48am

OTTAWA — The federal government is adopting a public-health approach to its drug control strategy, Health Minister Jane Philpott said Monday as she unveiled proposed new...

RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson says fentanyl and other opioids pose a grave threat to community safety in Canada.

RCMP reaches agreement with China to combat flow of fentanyl to Canada

By The Canadian Press November 25, 2016 - 10:12am Updated: November 25, 2016 - 10:12am

The RCMP says it has reached an agreement with China to try and stop the flow of illicit fentanyl into Canada.

The Mounties say commissioner Bob Paulson and the vice-...