Purple Heroin “Purp” with Carfentanil – March 29, 2018 [Drug Alert]

Purple heroin “purp” seized December 2017 and January 2018 in Sudbury has been confirmed by Health Canada to contain carfentanil.

Poster version of this Drug Alert (PDF)

What is carfentanil?

Carfentanil is an opioid that is used by veterinarians for very large animals like elephants. Carfentanil is 100 times stronger than Fentanyl. An amount the size of a grain of salt, or 20 micrograms could be fatal to a person.


Overdose symptoms include:

Be safer

For more information, visit the Ontario Poison Centre.

Naloxone kits

Contact Réseau ACCESS Network or ask your pharmacist for a free naloxone kit. http://www.ontario.ca/page/get-naloxone-kits-free

This item was last modified on September 20, 2018