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Two arrested for selling fentanyl in Winnipeg

Police have made the first major fentanyl trafficking arrest in the city. Pictured here, file image of fentanyl. Global News File

WINNIPEG — Police have made the first major fentanyl trafficking arrest in the city.

The arrests come after an investigation by the East District Crime and Community Support Units along with the Canine Unit. The arrests were made in the 200 block of St Anne’s Road.

In August, Winnipeg Police issued a warning about the increased popularity of the drug. It followed one death, and another hospitalization, both believed to be linked to Fentanyl use in the same weekend.

READ MORE: Drug death prompts new fentanyl warning from Winnipeg police

Grayson Richard Parris, 36, and Lauren Sara Zegarac, 33, are in custody and facing a long list of charges including possession of scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking for fentanyl, hydromorphone and restoril. The estimated street value is $10,000.

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The full list of seized items:

  • 81 grams of fentanyl powder
  • 25 hydromorphine pills
  • 5 restoril pills
  • 6 fentanyl pills
  • $17,455 Canadian
  • Drug paraphernalia

READ MORE: Winnipeg police investigating drug overdoses possibly linked to fentanyl

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