Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Caution Level High over Halloween-Themed Fentanyl Blotters in Winnipeg

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Caution Level High over Halloween-Themed Fentanyl Blotters in Winnipeg

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Caution level high over fentanyl blotters

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WINNIPEG - A push to keep children safe in Winnipeg is underway this Halloween as police warn about potentially lethal fentanyl blotters.

Winnipeg police found blotters with an image of a witch riding a broom during a drug bust late last week -- they are believed to contain fentanyl or possibly carfentanil.

The Indian and Metis Friendship Centre is preparing to welcome 3,000 children to its safe trick-or-tricking space Tuesday night, and says volunteers are on standby to make sure the stamp-sized pieces of paper stay far away from kids.

"That's scary, really scary," executive director Garrett Courchene told CTV Winnipeg. "We got a good team working here going through the candies before we give them out. …

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