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Kingston Police warn public of ‘fentanyl gummies’ circulating

Kingston Police send out a warning of fentanyl gummies in the city that may resemble a cannabis edible.
Kingston Police send out a warning of fentanyl gummies in the city that may resemble a cannabis edible. Kingston Police

Kingston Police are warning the public about ‘fentanyl gummies’ that could be circulating the community.

On Sept. 4, patrolling officers came across a hand-to-hand drug transaction happening around the intersection of Division and Pine streets.

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“As a result of their observations, a 60-year-old individual was arrested,” says Kingston Police in a press release.

“The individual was searched subsequent to arrest and found to be in possession of a quantity of fentanyl, as well as a consumable gummy in the shape of a toy car.”

Police say the toy car gummy, which looks identical to a cannabis edible, was in fact made of fentanyl.

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They say if even the slightest bit of the gummy is consumed, it could lead to serious health effects, including death.

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The 60-year-old suspect is charged with trafficking a Schedule 1 substance, possessing a Schedule 1 substance for trafficking, and possessing proceeds of property or thing obtained by crime not exceeding $5000.

Police urge the public to only consume cannabis products from private licensed in-person stores or government-operated online stores.

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