LPS confirm candy bear to be fentanyl

Lethbridge Police are issuing a public warning after discovering candy-bear shaped fentanyl in Galt Gardens.

On June 20th a member of the Downtown Policing Unit located a bag on the east side of the park.

Inside was a small quantity of suspected fentanyl coloured greenish-blue in a bear shape that could be mistaken for candy.

The container holding the bear also included suspected fentanyl pieces in other colours.

Authorities sent the substance away for analysis and it was determined the bear contains fentanyl, bromazolam, and caffeine.

Police have not since located any additional fentanyl bears, nor have there been any further reports.

LPS says using bright colours or molds to create certain shapes is not uncommon in the illicit production of fentanyl.

Anyone who locates a suspicious substance is advised not to touch it and immediately call police at 403-328-4444.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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