Gatineau police have arrested four men in connection with the seizure last week of 101 tablets suspected of containing isotonitazene, a synthetic opioid more potent than fentanyl.
Following a tip, police raided an apartment on Papineau Street in the Hull area Friday afternoon.
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Investigators discovered the drugs, as well as a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun with several rounds of ammunition as well as a stun gun.
The men, all in their 20s, were transported to the Gatineau police station.
They were later released, but charges will be submitted to the Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions by way of summons, police said.
Isotonitazene, also known by the street name “toni,” is associated with a high risk of overdose because of its potency.
“Naloxone can be used to reverse the effects of isotonitazene, but the potency of the substance means that more than one dose of the antidote is often needed,” police said.
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