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The RNC is warning the public of the presence of fentanyl among the seizure connected to Operation Ragged.

In March 2019, the RNC’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) initiated Operation Ragged in response to public safety concerns related to the discharging of weapons and arson offences in the community. POlice executed six searches of residences, plus several vehicles on the Avalon Peninsula.

Among the items seized were two kilograms of cocaine and over 1,000 non pharmaceutical-grade pills. The drugs underwent testing, and investigators have been informed that along with two kilograms of cocaine were 423 pills of fentanyl, 600 Percocet, 36 oxycodone, 380 grams of a cutting agent called phenacetin, as well as 10.3 grams of ketamine, also known of horse tranquilizer.

Police say this poses a significant safety concern for those who use, come in contact with, or may be near cocaine which could contain fentanyl, ketamine or any of the aforementioned substances. The ingestion of fentanyl and amounts of the other substances may cause serious injury or death.

The RNC CID request that anyone with any information connected to these substances contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

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