Laval public health officials are sending a warning about stamps laced with carfentanil – a substance 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
The dangerous blotting paper was found by Laval police after responding to a call regarding a 59-year-old man in distress on January 23. The man died in hospital three days later.
AVIS À LA POPULATION – Des buvards de carfentanil, qui ressemblent à des timbres de collections, pourraient circuler à Laval. La Direction de santé publique du CISSS de Laval et le @policelaval mettent la population en garde contre cette drogue : https://t.co/tjM99gptuT pic.twitter.com/3l4QphWwYI
— CISSS de Laval (@cissslaval) February 12, 2018
Police say the stamps show a man riding a bicycle on a green and red background.
The blotting paper is made to look like stamps but is meant to be placed on the tongue to get high. Carfentanil is so powerful that it can quickly lead to unconsciousness and death.
Anyone who finds the stamps should not touch them and are instructed to call 9-1-1.
Members of the public can also call Laval police at 450-662-4636 (INFO) or leave an anonymous tip at Info Crime.