Drug Analysis Service: Summary report of samples analyzed in 2018

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Understanding these statistics

The Drug Analysis Service (DAS) analyzes suspected illegal drugs seized by Canadian law enforcement agencies. These statistics provide some information about the substances identified in samples.

They do not represent the total number of substances seized by law enforcement. They should not be used to estimate the number or types of drugs that may be available on the street. As well, a single sample may contain more than one substance.

Main controlled substances identified

See also: Summary report of samples analyzed - Top 10 controlled substances, 2017

2018

Canada
Main controlled substances identified in Canada in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
Carfentanil 973
GHB 1 003
Oxycodone 1 842
MDMA 1 879
Hydromorphone 1 991
Heroin  3 934
Fentanyl 8 181
Methamphetamine 25 314
Cocaine 26 944
Cannabis 38 487
AB
Main controlled substances identified in Alberta in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
Codeine 158
GHB 171
MDMA 240
Oxycodone 292
Heroin  309
Carfentanil 364
Fentanyl 1 167
Cannabis 3 222
Cocaine 3 716
Methamphetamine 4 164
BC
Main controlled substances identified in British Columbia in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
Alprazolam 117
Oxycodone 134
Cyclopropyl fentanyl 194
Carfentanil 214
MDMA 298
Heroin  1 698
Cannabis 2 296
Methamphetamine 3 177
Cocaine 3 932
Fentanyl 3 969
MB
Main controlled substances identified in Manitoba in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
Morphine 24
Hydromorphone 30
Codeine 35
MDMA 39
Alprazolam 45
Oxycodone 70
Fentanyl 86
Methamphetamine 834
Cannabis 910
Cocaine 1 084
NB
Main controlled substances identified in New Brunswick in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
Methylphenidate 17
Alprazolam 17
MDA 22
Lorazepam 22
Clonazepam 30
Oxycodone 67
Hydromorphone 128
Cocaine 201
Methamphetamine 468
Cannabis 695
NFL
Main controlled substances identified in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
Heroin  4
Alprazolam 4
Hydromorphone 4
Methamphetamine 6
Methylphenidate 6
MDMA 6
Morphine 9
Fentanyl 9
Oxycodone 16
Cocaine 138
Cannabis 163
NS
Main controlled substances identified in Nova Scotia in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
Methylphenidate 20
Fentanyl 21
Amphetamine 26
Clonazepam 31
MDMA 39
Oxycodone 64
Hydromorphone 105
Methamphetamine 157
Cocaine 704
Cannabis 1 341
ON
Main controlled substances identified in Ontario in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
Morphine 304
Carfentanil 321
MDMA 412
Hydromorphone 942
Oxycodone 992
Heroin  1 593
Fentanyl 2 729
Methamphetamine 5 918
Cocaine 9 481
Cannabis 13 775
PEI
Main controlled substances identified in Prince Edward Island in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
MDMA 1
Cannabinol 2
Lorazepam 2
Morphine 3
Hydromorphone 22
Cannabis 26
Cocaine 44
Methamphetamine 47
QC
Main controlled substances identified in Quebec in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
Psilocin 242
Heroin  294
Flubromazolam 300
Alprazolam 411
Hydromorphone 522
GHB 629
MDMA 806
Cocaine 7 004
Methamphetamine 10 046
Cannabis 15 560
SK
Main controlled substances identified in Saskatchewan in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
Morphine 11
Heroin  12
Codeine 16
Psilocybin 16
MDMA 21
Hydromorphone 56
Fentanyl 64
Cannabis 443
Methamphetamine 495
Cocaine 505
Terr
Main controlled substances identified in Canada’s Territories in 2018
Controlled substances Number of samples
MDMA 2
Furanyl fentanyl 2
Oxycodone 2
Cyclopropyl fentanyl 2
Metandienone 2
Methamphetamine 2
U-47700 2
Alprazolam 3
Fentanyl 6
Cannabis 56
Cocaine 135

Main opioids identified

See also: Summary report of samples analyzed – Opioids, 2017

2018

Canada
Main opioids identified in Canada in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Fentanyl 8 181
Heroin  3 934
Hydromorphone 1 991
Oxycodone 1 842
Carfentanil 973
Morphine 657
Codeine 568
Cyclopropyl fentanyl 328
Furanyl fentanyl 277
U-47700 228
Methoxyacetyl fentanyl 227
AB
Main opioids identified in Alberta in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Fentanyl 1 167
Carfentanil 364
Heroin  309
Oxycodone 292
Codeine 158
Hydromorphone 130
Morphine 84
Methoxyacetyl fentanyl 54
U-47700 31
BC
Main opioids identified in British Columbia in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Fentanyl 3 969
Heroin  1 698
Carfentanil 214
Cyclopropyl fentanyl 194
Oxycodone 134
U-47700 76
Furanyl fentanyl 64
Morphine 62
Hydromorphone 52
MB
Main opioids identified in Manitoba in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Fentanyl 86
Oxycodone 70
Codeine 35
Hydromorphone 30
Morphine 24
Cyclopropyl fentanyl 13
Heroin  11
Carfentanil 7
Furanyl fentanyl 7
NB
Main opioids identified in New Brunswick in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Hydromorphone 128
Oxycodone 67
Codeine 16
Morphine 15
Furanyl fentanyl 6
Fentanyl 4
U-47700 3
Heroin  1
NFL
Main opioids identified in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Oxycodone 16
Fentanyl 9
Morphine 9
Heroin  4
Hydromorphone 4
NS
Main opioids identified in Nova Scotia in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Hydromorphone 105
Oxycodone 64
Fentanyl 21
Heroin  12
Codeine 8
Morphine 6
Opium 5
U-47700 5
Furanyl fentanyl 4
ON
Main opioids identified in Ontario in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Fentanyl 2 729
Heroin  1 593
Oxycodone 992
Hydromorphone 942
Carfentanil 321
Morphine 304
Codeine 228
Methoxyacetyl fentanyl 133
Cyclopropyl fentanyl 95
Furanyl fentanyl 88
PEI
Main opioids identified in Prince Edward Island in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Hydromorphone 22
Morphine 3
Furanyl fentanyl 1
QC
Main opioids identified in Quebec in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Hydromorphone 522
Heroin  294
Oxycodone 195
Morphine 139
Fentanyl 126
Furanyl fentanyl 70
Carfentanil 57
Codeine 57
U-47700 41
Acetyl fentanyl 15
SK
Main opioids identified in Saskatchewan in 2018
Opioids Number of samples
Fentanyl 64
Hydromorphone 56
Codeine 16
Heroin  12
Morphine 11
Oxycodone 10
Carfentanil 10
Furanyl fentanyl 5
U-47700 3
Methoxyacetyl fentanyl 3
Terr
Main opioids identified in Canada’s Territories in 2018
Opioid Number of samples
Fentanyl 6
U-47700 2
Oxycodone 2
Cyclopropyl fentanyl 2
Furanyl fentanyl 2

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