Cocaine laced with respiratory depressant fentanyl has sparked concerns after it caused people to accidentally overdose recently in the province of British Columbia.
Police in the Vancouver suburb of Delta say two people were hospitalized recently after ingesting cocaine laced with fentanyl, which cannot be seen, smelled or tasted when it is used to cut other drugs.
"There's certainly been a couple of overdoses over the last year or so," said Acting Sgt. Sarah Swallow. "Again none of them were fatal but certainly a couple of overdoses that can possibly be linked to fentanyl in some way."