Kingston Police issue public warning regarding ‘fentanyl gummies’

Kingston Police are advising the public after a recent drug trafficking case turned up an edible gummy candy that could prove lethal if consumed.

An edible gummy seized by police that was found to contain fentanyl, which could result in severe health effects or death if consumed, even in very small amounts. Photo via Kingston Police.

“The Kingston Police wish to inform the public about a consumable ‘toy car gummy,’ which was recently seized during an arrest,” police said in a press release on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

According to police, the arrest took place on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, after Kingston Police officers “observed a hand-to-hand drug transaction” in the area of Division and Pine Streets. As a result of these observations, a 60-year-old was arrested and subsequently searched. That search found the 60-year-old was in possession of a quantity of fentanyl, as well as an edible gummy shaped like a toy car.

Police said the gummy looked “identical to a cannabis/marihuana gummy,” however, it was found to be comprised of fentanyl, which “could have serious health effects, including death, if even the slightest amount is consumed.”

Police are urging the public to only purchase and consume cannabis products from private, licensed, in-person stores or government-operated online stores, Kingston Police said in the release.

As the result of the September 4 arrest, the 60-year-old individual was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of proceeds of property or thing obtained by crime, not exceeding $5,000

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