Saskatoon police have charged an 18-year-old woman with trafficking fentanyl, a deadly opiate that has caused hundreds of fatal overdoses across Canada.
Officers arrested the woman around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after allegedly seeing her selling drugs in a parking lot near the corner of Moss Avenue and 8th Street East.
Police said she was found to be carrying cash and 44 fentanyl pills. Officers also picked up a 24-year-old man at the scene.
Police searched a home on the 800 block of Reid Road following the arrests. Inside, they found more fentanyl pills, bear spray and a knife.
The woman faces various drug charges as well as two counts of possessing a weapon.
The man was charged with drug possession.