A Kitchener couple is facing charges after being arrested at a border crossing near Niagara Falls, New York.
The couple is accused of importing fentanyl products from China into the United States and then mailing the powerful opioid to Canada.
The Canadian Press reports an investigation by U.S. authorities led to the arrest last month of Karl and Sorina Morrison, both 59.
They have been charged with conspiracy to import and export controlled substances and analogues, and attempt to export controlled substances and analogues.
Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1-million fine.
The couple has pleaded not guilty.