Hamilton Police have recovered the first known form of liquid fentanyl in Canada.
Back in May, police executed a search warrant in the city, seizing various types of drugs, including a small container of liquid which was believed to be GHB, also known as liquid ecstacy.
It was confirmed this week by Health Canada that the substance was in fact, a form of liquid fentanyl.
The drug, which is said to be 100 times more powerful than morphine, is usually sourced from legal prescription products like patches, or illegally in powder form.
Fentanyl has become a major concern in Canada, specifically in BC and Alberta where overdose rates are surging. BC has declared a public health emergency because of the epidemic.
Hamilton Police are encouraging the public to report any information regarding trafficking or the importation of fentanyl and other drugs.