Suspected 'yellow down' fentanyl seized in Sturgeon Falls drug bust
Suspected 'yellow down,' an extremely potent type of fentanyl seized by OPP in Sturgeon Falls. Jul 20/20 (OPP)
SUDBURY -- Ontario Provincial Police say several drugs, including a substance suspected to be an extremely potent type of fentanyl called "yellow down," were seized at a drug bust in Sturgeon Falls on Monday night.
Officers with the OPP street crime unit and Nipissing West detachment searched a home on Front Street around 9:30 p.m., police said in a news release.
Approximately $4,800 worth of suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine and cannabis shake was seized along with drug paraphernalia and over $1,000 in cash.
The drug samples have not yet been confirmed by Health Canada.
"Officers in the community street crime unit tell me this is a new type of fentanyl known on the streets as 'yellow down' and it is extremely potent/deadly," said Const. Michelle Coulombe, Sudbury OPP community safety officer.
Two local men were arrested and charged with:
- Possession, opioid other than heroin, for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of methamphetamine
- Alter the chemical or physical properties of cannabis by the use of an organic solvent
One of the men, a 36-year-old, is also charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. The other, a 43-year-old, is also charged with failing to comply with a probation order.
Both accused are scheduled to appear in court in North Bay via video conferencing July 21.