W-18, new fentanyl analogue in Surrey and Victoria street drugs

Mark Haden, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke to CKNW after a potentially deadly ‘research chemical’ W-18 and a new and unknown fentanyl analogue were found in street drugs in Surrey and Victoria.

Haden said opioid drug smugglers want a smaller product like W-18 since it’s easiest to move.

The story also appeared on AM 730.