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Fentanyl-laced cocaine cause of man’s death in Assiniboia, Sask.

1,001 grams of fentanyl seized by police in Calgary. .
1,001 grams of fentanyl seized by police in Calgary. . Calgary Police Service

Assiniboia RCMP say some illegal drugs currently in the community may be laced with fentanyl.

A man was found dead at a home in the southern Saskatchewan community on March 10.

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Investigators said Wednesday recently confirmed evidence has led them to believe the consumption of fentanyl-laced cocaine was the cause of death.

Saskatchewan RCMP said the fentanyl-laced drugs may still be circulating in the province and are warning people to remain vigilant, especially those involved with illicit drugs.

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Fentanyl is known to be mixed with other drugs such as heroin and cocaine, police said, adding it has also been used in tablets made to look like prescription drugs.

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The drug is odourless, tasteless, and hard to detect.

Police said anyone finding illegal drugs, particularly if there is a concern it could contain fentanyl or carfentanil, should leave the area immediately and call 911.

Drugs should not be brought to detachments, police said.

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