The RCMP are hoping a new tool in their fight against fentanyl will help sniff out the deadly opioid.
Police dog teams are hoping to put the bite on fentanyl.
Mounties say three units are currently trained to detect the deadly opioid, and to date have already helped to find as many as 12,000 tablets.
RCMP say the dogs get trained by turning fentanyl into a diluted liquid form, enabling the dogs to train with the smell of fentanyl with no risk of inhaling it.
It’s believed there’ll be training of all 139 narcotics profile dog teams across the country, expected to be completed by this July.