2,000% rise in street drug samples testing positive for fentanyl (Dr. Michael Krausz)
The number of positive tests for fentanyl in samples of heroin seized by law enforcement agencies across Canada has grown from less than one per cent in 2012 to more than 60 per cent so far this year, exclusive data obtained by CBC News has revealed.
The data also showed an increase of more than 2,000 per cent over that same time period for all street drug samples tested.
“They want to save money or make higher profits,” said Dr. Michael Krausz, a professor of psychiatry specializing in addiction at the University of British Columbia.
Adam Miller and Nicole Ireland report