Pills seized near Hartland confirmed to contain furanyl-fentanyl

The West District RCMP say pills seized near Hartland last fall have been confirmed to contain furanyl-fentanyl.

Health Canada confirmed the findings following a lab analysis.

The light blue pills, approximately 1 cm in diameter, were seized in September during an investigation into an unrelated matter, and have "Percocet 5" written on them.

RCMP say the mislabeling is of particular concern because those who choose to take illegal prescription drugs could be ingesting something other than what they believe they are taking.

The investigation is continuing.