LPS find suspected fentanyl shaped candy

Members of the Lethbridge Police Service have sent out a warning after suspected fentanyl shaped like a gummy bear was found at Galt Gardens.

Staff with the LPS told us they discovered a bag with a small number of greenish-blue bears, which could easily be mistaken for candy.

Sgt. Ryan Darroch, with the downtown policing unit offered tips to implement if you see suspected drugs while you’re out walking about.

“If you see something that does not look commercial like, clearly this does not look like it has been made in a commercial facility or in a lab to just note where it is, call us right away. We will do our very best to get there very fast and we will dispose of it and remove it in a safe manner because we don’t want these being in the hands of young people or children within our community. And speaking with several of our at risk users within the downtown core, neither of them or many of them had not seen this as well. And we don’t have any other reports or any other seizures that are consistent with this type of packaging or manner.”

The suspected fentanyl has been sent to the RCMP lab for further analysis and substance confirmation. Results are not expected to be known for several weeks.

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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