Saskatoon police sound another alarm over fake oxycontin

Photo of pills believed to be fake oxycontin found at a residence in Prince Albert, Sask. on Feb. 23, 2015. Saskatoon police are sounding the alarm over fake oxycontin in Saskatoon after another drug bust. Prince Albert Police Service / Supplied

SASKATOON – Police are sounding another alarm about fake oxycontin being sold in Saskatoon. On Wednesday, police seized 152 fake oxycontin pills in a drug bust.

Police believe that due to the recent seizure, there are more for sale in Saskatoon.

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One difference this time is the colour. In the past, the pills have been green in colour, but now they may come in any colour tablet.

Three deaths last fall in Saskatoon have been linked to fake oxycontin and a sudden death earlier this month in North Battleford may have been as well.

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In January, police forces in Saskatchewan and Alberta carried out “Project Forseti,” seizing over 3,300 fake oxycontin pills and charging 14 people.

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Oxycontin is no longer produced in Canada and any medication being sold under the name must be considered counterfeit.

Saskatoon police are asking anyone with information about fake oxycontin to contact them at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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