Drug Analysis Service: Trends 2012-2019

Find detailed information about the drug samples submitted by law enforcement agencies and analyzed by the Drug Analysis Service.

Number of samples received

Canada
Canada / Samples received
Samples received (Canada)
Canada / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 111283 111802 114972 115679 122134 131823 128270 114395
Cannabis 49190 49579 51099 42717 40829 41240 38487 8941
AB
AB / Samples received
Samples received (AB)
AB / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 9761 10593 12992 14096 15218 16798 15872 14714
Cannabis 3722 4069 4684 3632 3210 3812 3222 715
BC
BC / Samples received
Samples received (BC)
BC / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 12661 12821 13446 14883 16225 16880 16055 14766
Cannabis 4604 4143 3321 3144 3050 3029 2296 604
MB
MB / Samples received
Samples received (MB)
MB / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 2784 2384 2232 2302 2439 3308 3652 2515
Cannabis 1007 1088 989 838 813 716 910 129
NB
NB / Samples received
Samples received (NB)
NB / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 1599 1646 1828 1672 1652 2163 2072 1354
Cannabis 642 755 868 657 583 800 695 121
NFL
NFL / Samples received
Samples received (NFL)
NFL / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 543 508 588 398 676 412 403 587
Cannabis 239 218 209 148 194 119 163 62
NS
NS / Samples received
Samples received (NS)
NS / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 2032 2770 2905 2719 2204 2826 2925 1758
Cannabis 992 1555 1693 1408 1144 1531 1341 431
ON
ON / Samples received
Samples received (ON)
ON / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 41412 39896 39299 38823 40527 42695 41816 38205
Cannabis 20424 18400 18688 16043 15060 14874 13775 2670
PEI
PEI / Samples received
Samples received (PEI)
PEI / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 126 163 227 75 68 113 179 155
Cannabis 12 62 113 33 23 24 26 10
QC
QC / Samples received
Samples received (QC)
QC / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 38713 39285 39489 39044 40954 44245 43012 38189
Cannabis 16827 18549 19619 16146 16221 15740 15560 4095
SK
SK / Samples received
Samples received (SK)
SK / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 1319 1430 1688 1380 1866 2079 2064 1947
Cannabis 530 561 779 542 405 515 443 96
Territories
Territories / Samples received
Samples received (Territories)
Territories / Samples received - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total 333 306 277 287 305 304 220 205
Cannabis 191 179 136 126 126 80 56 8

Cocaine & Methamphetamine identified in samples analyzed

Canada
Canada / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (Canada)
Canada / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 9175 10493 11729 16229 18611 23152 25314 28646
Cocaine 22883 22690 23956 24403 22727 25403 26944 28277
AB
AB / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (AB)
AB / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 487 786 1392 2279 2801 3572 4146 5120
Cocaine 2809 3103 3684 3721 3064 3821 3716 3159
BC
BC / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (BC)
BC / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 975 1330 1654 2027 2216 2749 3177 3565
Cocaine 3351 3678 3912 4292 3850 3975 3932 3498
MB
MB / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (MB)
MB / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 107 103 113 181 364 755 834 682
Cocaine 1058 804 842 863 733 960 1084 1000
NB
NB / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (NB)
NB / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 213 194 129 227 231 368 468 445
Cocaine 257 187 251 214 305 247 201 215
NFL
NFL / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (NFL)
NFL / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 8 6 7 6 5 8 6 4
Cocaine 94 94 109 75 144 92 138 119
NS
NS / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (NS)
NS / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 39 22 20 37 63 67 157 110
Cocaine 388 457 610 498 434 523 704 491
ON
ON / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (ON)
ON / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 1370 2036 2314 3741 3830 4950 5918 7634
Cocaine 9013 8275 8062 8802 8039 9145 9481 11051
PEI
PEI / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (PEI)
PEI / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 2 6 18 1 9 20 47 64
Cocaine 33 55 24 13 11 18 44 45
QC
QC / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (QC)
QC / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 5948 5916 5940 7567 8790 10281 10046 10441
Cocaine 5421 5539 5873 5492 5586 6006 7004 7950
SK
SK / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (SK)
SK / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 25 94 141 159 296 379 495 580
Cocaine 379 388 489 335 446 505 505 609
Territories
Territories / Cocaine & Methamphetamine
Cocaine & Methamphetamine (Territories)
Territories / Cocaine & Methamphetamine - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Methamphetamine 1 0 1 4 6 3 2 1
Cocaine 80 110 100 98 115 111 135 140

Fentanyl & Heroin identified in samples analyzed

Canada
Canada / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (Canada)
Canada / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 217 446 809 1711 3351 6438 8181 10722
Heroin 2337 2609 3079 3883 3658 4442 3934 3752
AB
AB / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (AB)
AB / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 18 60 182 564 730 857 1167 1832
Heroin 85 118 212 312 324 315 309 418
BC
BC / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (BC)
BC / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 77 124 242 601 1596 3262 3969 4173
Heroin 1137 1275 1572 2152 2012 2141 1698 1322
MB
MB / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (MB)
MB / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 2 8 5 15 41 60 86 131
Heroin 1 3 4 17 23 14 11 63
NB
NB / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (NB)
NB / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 0 0 0 1 8 0 4 4
Heroin 1 1 9 1 4 1 1 1
NFL
NFL / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (NFL)
NFL / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 5 0 0 1 5 15 9 5
Heroin 0 0 1 1 0 9 4 0
NS
NS / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (NS)
NS / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 0 1 0 2 0 5 21 13
Heroin 0 0 2 3 6 2 12 3
ON
ON / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (ON)
ON / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 106 235 325 465 809 2052 2729 4329
Heroin 986 1064 1069 1214 1118 1598 1593 1692
PEI
PEI / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (PEI)
PEI / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heroin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
QC
QC / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (QC)
QC / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 10 14 26 45 113 135 126 122
Heroin 125 145 202 180 156 341 294 224
SK
SK / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (SK)
SK / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 0 4 22 14 38 49 64 107
Heroin 1 2 8 2 12 20 12 25
Territories
Territories / Fentanyl & Heroin
Fentanyl & Heroin (Territories)
Territories / Fentanyl & Heroin - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fentanyl 0 0 7 3 11 3 6 6
Heroin 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 4

Main Fentanyl analogues identified in the analyzed samples

Canada
Canada / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (Canada)
Canada / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 23 715 973 1762
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 154 628 277 77
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 48 27 45 186 115 51 111
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 198 328 106
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 227 104
Analogues 0 0 0 15 100 385 537 40
AB
AB / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (AB)
AB / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 3 165 364 207
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 15 81 30 7
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 5 36 11 4 12
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 16 21 13
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 32
Analogues 0 0 0 1 26 31 170 2
BC
BC / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (BC)
BC / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 8 360 214 467
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 52 173 64 32
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 11 124 50 21 39
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 151 194 77
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 18
Analogues 0 0 0 11 67 42 307 25
MB
MB / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (MB)
MB / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 8 43 7 46
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 5 12 7 0
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 6 0 6 1 3
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 2 13 4
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Analogues 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 1
NB
NB / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (NB)
NB / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 3 17 6 1
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Analogues 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
NFL
NFL / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (NFL)
NFL / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Analogues 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NS
NS / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (NS)
NS / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 11 20 4 0
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Analogues 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ON
ON / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (ON)
ON / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 4 90 321 1019
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 57 259 88 18
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 2 7 10 10 28 10 56
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 28 95 6
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 133 44
Analogues 0 0 0 1 7 40 33 12
PEI
PEI / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (PEI)
PEI / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Analogues 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
QC
QC / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (QC)
QC / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 0 52 57 10
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 6 64 70 17
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 46 20 10 16 19 15 1
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
Analogues 0 0 0 0 0 3 14 0
SK
SK / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (SK)
SK / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 214 215 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 10
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 2
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Analogues 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Territories
Territories / Main Fentanyl analogues
Main Fentanyl analogues (Territories)
Territories / Main Fentanyl analogues - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Carfentanil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Furanyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
Acetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cyclopropyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Analogues 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Other common opioids identified in the samples analyzed

Canada
Canada / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (Canada)
Canada / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 1148 1731 1872 2121 1972 2201 1991 1817
Oxycodone 2477 2020 1857 1969 1690 1983 1842 1782
Morphine 620 837 693 731 739 811 657 632
Codeine 481 528 540 670 696 757 568 563
AB
AB / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (AB)
AB / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 44 74 118 167 199 219 130 84
Oxycodone 185 208 323 293 292 337 292 253
Morphine 55 84 118 121 146 129 84 69
Codeine 66 91 140 158 209 273 158 183
BC
BC / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (BC)
BC / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 59 79 40 55 39 74 52 39
Oxycodone 158 230 192 196 144 173 134 104
Morphine 73 124 101 115 77 87 62 80
Codeine 83 76 76 75 100 74 50 51
MB
MB / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (MB)
MB / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 1 16 9 7 26 30 30 24
Oxycodone 32 36 39 43 51 63 70 46
Morphine 7 14 4 7 7 13 24 16
Codeine 33 21 21 31 22 58 35 29
NB
NB / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (NB)
NB / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 36 95 49 115 54 75 128 81
Oxycodone 72 71 73 56 43 49 67 36
Morphine 10 6 5 9 3 16 15 10
Codeine 7 10 8 13 6 20 16 12
NFL
NFL / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (NFL)
NFL / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 5 7 7 13 23 9 4 15
Oxycodone 32 24 18 21 52 19 16 45
Morphine 5 15 12 16 43 13 9 24
Codeine 2 4 4 3 7 5 0 9
NS
NS / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (NS)
NS / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 116 143 175 167 120 124 105 109
Oxycodone 38 32 41 52 28 46 64 28
Morphine 19 22 16 27 6 10 6 5
Codeine 14 18 9 20 5 6 8 8
ON
ON / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (ON)
ON / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 584 891 1071 1152 1010 1160 942 836
Oxycodone 1759 1268 1053 1147 943 1134 992 1107
Morphine 377 450 330 306 326 395 304 281
Codeine 206 230 204 282 236 232 228 190
PEI
PEI / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (PEI)
PEI / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 21 39 33 33 2 5 22 16
Oxycodone 11 6 3 3 3 9 0 8
Morphine 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
Codeine 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
QC
QC / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (QC)
QC / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 251 323 302 343 366 436 522 516
Oxycodone 184 140 108 142 118 147 195 142
Morphine 52 108 100 118 109 131 139 128
Codeine 60 70 56 80 82 79 57 63
SK
SK / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (SK)
SK / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 30 64 68 69 133 68 56 94
Oxycodone 6 4 6 14 14 5 10 12
Morphine 19 13 13 12 21 15 11 19
Codeine 5 3 18 8 23 6 16 14
Territories
Territories / Other common opioids
Other common opioids (Territories)
Territories / Other common opioids - Table
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hydromorphone 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Oxycodone 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 1
Morphine 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
Codeine 4 4 4 0 3 4 0 4
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