A Regina man is facing several charges after a drug investigation in the city.
Among the controlled substances that were seized, one of them is believed to be fentanyl. Fentanyl is extremely dangerous because as little as two milligrams, about the size of four grains of salt, is enough to kill an adult.
On Jan. 15, police conducted a traffic stop just before 7:30 p.m. at Winnipeg Street and Fourth Avenue.
A 24-year-old man was arrested. A search of his car would find a large amount of money.
A search warrant carried out by members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) was executed at a residence in the Eastview neighbourhood, which is the residence of the suspect.
Officers would seize a firearm, ammunition, a large amount of Canadian money and substances believed to be cocaine, marijuana, psilocybin (mushrooms) and alprazolam.
The suspect is facing charges of careless use of firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, possession of a scheduled substance (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a scheduled substance (marihuana) for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a scheduled substance (psilocybin) for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a scheduled substance (alprazolam) for the purpose of trafficking.
He made his first court appearance in provincial court on Jan. 16.
Police are using this as a chance to remind the public of how deadly fentanyl can be. Short-term effects of the drug can include drowsiness, constipation, nausea and vomiting, headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing, euphoria, itching and sweating.
The signs of a drug overdose include weak breathing, drowsiness, cold and clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, collapse and coma.
If you believe someone is experiencing those symptoms, police are reminding you to call 9-1-1 immediately.