Charlottetown Police say they have found fentanyl in cocaine that has been seized.
It’s a synthetic opioid that is prescribed by doctors for severe pain and for people undergoing surgery.
It’s quite deadly if overused.
Common side effects of the drug include nausea, constipation, sleepiness and confusion.
PEI’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison says street drug users should carry a naloxone kit to reduce the risks.
Green Party Leader Peter Bevan Baker questioned the Health Minister on the availability of those kits during the Question Period in the Legislature.
Robert Mitchell says naloxone kits are available all needle exchange sites and provincial addictions centre and other provincial locations. It’s also available at provincial corrections centre and Island EMS and police personnel also have kits.