Dyfed-Powys Police have warned the public of a dangerous batch of cocaine that has been laced with a highly dangerous drug.

Police have put out a warning about a “particularly dangerous” batch of cocaine which has been laced with fentanyl – a powerful opiate that has caused tens of thousands of drug overdoses in America.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate which is many times more powerful than heroin and is only used in the UK in a medical setting as a strong painkiller.


 However, Dyfed-Powys Police have received intelligence that this may have made its way into a batch of cocaine circulating in the region.

A spokesperson for Dyfed Powys Police said: “We're warning drug users to take extra care over the bank holiday weekend following reports of a particularly harmful batch of cocaine circulating.

“We believe a batch of drugs being sold as cocaine has been laced with the opiate fentanyl – which is a synthetic drug considered to be 50 times more potent than heroin. Its strength means that even small doses can be deadly.

County Times:

“We appeal to drug users to seek medical attention immediately if they become unwell.

“Please share this information with anyone you believe could come into contact with these drugs.

“In an emergency, or if you think someone’s life is at risk, always dial 999.”