One 12 months after the crackdown, fentanyl makes a comeback in Montreal

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One 12 months after a major police operation aimed toward ending the unlawful fentanyl commerce — and its attendant overdoses — on the island of Montreal, police this month recorded their second-largest seizure of the highly effective opioid from two websites in Lachine.

The raids have been carried out after three overdoses have been reported in Lachine. Two individuals have been charged in reference to the incidents.

On July 14, members of the organized crime division and uniformed officers carried out two raids — one in a personal residence the opposite in a small warehouse — and seized 85 grams of fentanyl and almost a kilogram of heroin.

The medication have an estimated worth of $480,000 and are alleged to have been offered by a community that operated within the south and central sectors of town.

Police additionally seized 1,714 amphetamine tablets, 50 grams of crack, 136 Cialis tablets, 120 Viagra tablets, almost a kilogram of hashish and 658 Xanax tablets.