RCMP on the west coast of the island have seized a number of fake Percocet pills that contain fentanyl.
The pills were seized in the Stephenville area. Lab testing has confirmed the pills contain fentanyl.
The tablets are round and white, and stamped with the letters TEC. They are very similar in appearance to authentic medically-prescribed Percocet tablets.
The effects of fentanyl, a powerful opioid linked to dozens of overdoses in this province, can occur very quickly. It can cause immediate incapacitation and even death if not treated immediately after exposure.
Fentanyl cannot be seen, smelled or tasted.
— RCMP Newfoundland (@RCMPNL) May 18, 2017