Drug Analysis Service: Summary report of samples analysed

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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.

Top 10 controlled substances identified

See also: Summary report of samples analyzed - Top 10 controlled substances, 2016

2017

Canada
Top 10 controlled substances identified in Canada in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cannabis 41 240
Cocaine 25 403
Methamphetamine 23 152
Fentanyl 6 438
Heroin 4 442
Hydromorphone 2 201
Oxycodone 1 983
MDMA 1 912
Alprazolam 1 210
GHB 925
AB
Top 10 controlled substances identified in Alberta in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cocaine 3 821
Cannabis 3 812
Methamphetamine 3 572
Fentanyl 857
Oxycodone 337
Heroin 315
Codeine 273
Hydromorphone 219
MDMA 204
Carfentanil 165
BC
Top 10 controlled substances identified in British Columbia in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cocaine 3 975
Fentanyl 3 262
Cannabis 3 029
Methamphetamine 2 749
Heroin 2 141
MDMA 408
Carfentanil 360
U-47700 267
Alprazolam 187
Oxycodone 173
MB
Top 10 controlled substances identified in Manitoba in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cocaine 960
Methamphetamine 755
Cannabis 716
Alprazolam 85
Oxycodone 63
Fentanyl 60
Codeine 58
Carfentanil 43
MDMA 37
Hydromorphone 30
NB
Top 10 controlled substances identified in New Brunswick in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cannabis 800
Methamphetamine 368
Cocaine 247
Hydromorphone 75
Oxycodone 49
Codeine 20
Alprazolam 19
Clonazepam 19
MDMA 19
Furanylfentanyl 17
NFL
Top 10 controlled substances identified in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cannabis 119
Cocaine 92
Oxycodone 19
Fentanyl 15
Morphine 13
Methylphenidate 12
Hydromorphone 9
Heroin 9
Methamphetamine 8
Codeine 5
NS
Top 10 controlled substances identified in Nova Scotia in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cannabis 1 531
Cocaine 523
Hydromorphone 124
Methamphetamine 67
MDMA 58
Cannabinol 52
Oxycodone 46
Cannabidiol 36
Opium 28
Alprazolam 27
Terr
Top 10 controlled substances identified in Canada’s Territories in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cocaine 111
Cannabis 80
ADB-Fubinaca 4
Codeine 4
Cannabinol 3
Fentantyl 3
Methamphetamine 3
LSD 2
MDMA 2
Morphine 2
ON
Top 10 controlled substances identified in Ontario in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cannabis 14 874
Cocaine 9 145
Methamphetamine 4 950
Fentanyl 2 052
Heroin 1 598
Hydromorphone 1 160
Oxycodone 1 134
MDMA 434
Morphine 395
Alprazolam 378
QC
Top 10 controlled substances identified in Quebec in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cannabis 15 740
Methamphetamine 10 281
Cocaine 6 006
MDMA 727
GHB 576
Hydromorphone 436
Alprazolam 407
Heroin 341
TFMPP 233
Psilocybin 203
SK
Top controlled substances identified in Saskatchewan in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cannabis 515
Cocaine 505
Methamphetamine 379
Hydromorphone 68
Fentanyl 49
Cannabinol 21
Heroin 20
Psilocybin 19
MDMA 18
PEI
Top controlled substances identified in Prince Edward Island in 2017
Controlled substances Number of substances identified
Cannabis 24
Methamphetamine 20
Cocaine 18
Oxycodone 9
Hydromorphone 5
Ethylphenidate 1

2017

Canada
Opioids identified in Canada in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Fentanyl 6 438
Heroin 4 442
Hydromorphone 2 201
Oxycodone 1 983
Morphine 811
Codeine 757
Carfentanil 715
Furanylfentanyl 628
U-47700 445
Buprenorphine 272
AB
Opioids identified in Alberta in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Fentanyl 857
Oxycodone 337
Heroin 315
Codeine 273
Hydromorphone 219
Carfentanil 165
Morphine 129
Furanylfentanyl 81
Buprenorphine 32
Cyclopropyl fentanyl 16
BC
Opioids identified in British Columbia in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Fentanyl 3 262
Heroin 2 141
Carfentanil 360
U-47700 267
Furanylfentanyl 173
Oxycodone 173
Cyclopropyl fentanyl 151
Morphine 87
Hydromorphone 74
Codeine 74
MB
Opioids identified in Manitoba in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Oxycodone 63
Fentanyl 60
Codeine 58
Carfentanil 43
Hydromorphone 30
Heroin 14
Morphine 13
Furanylfentanyl 12
Acetylfentanyl 6
Buprenorphine 4
NB
Opioids identified in New Brunswick in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Hydromorphone 75
Oxycodone 49
Codeine 20
Furanylfentanyl 17
Morphine 16
U-47700 11
Buprenorphine 5
Methadone 2
Heroin 1
NFL
Opioids identified in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Oxycodone 19
Fentanyl 15
Morphine 13
Heroin 9
Hydromorphone 9
Codeine 5
Methadone 2
Buprenorphine 1
NS
Opioids identified in Nova Scotia in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Hydromorphone 124
Oxycodone 46
Opium 28
U-47700 21
Furanylfentanyl 20
Morphine 10
Codeine 6
Fentanyl 5
Methadone 4
Heroin 2
Terr
Opioids identified in Canada’s Territories in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Codeine 4
Fentanyl 3
Morphine 2
Oxycodone 1
Hydromorphone 1
Furanylfentanyl 1
Heroin 1
ON
Opioids identified in Ontario in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Fentanyl 2 052
Heroin 1 598
Hydromorphone 1 160
Oxycodone 1 134
Morphine 395
Furanylfentanyl 259
Codeine 232
Buprenorphine 129
Carfentanil 90
U-47700 86
QC
Opioids identified in Quebec in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Hydromorphone 436
Heroin 341
Oxycodone 147
Fentanyl 135
Morphine 131
Codeine 79
Furanylfentanyl 64
Carfentanil 52
U-47700 49
Methadone 47
SK
Opioids identified in Saskatchewan in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Hydromorphone 68
Fentanyl 49
Heroin 20
Morphine 15
Codeine 6
Oxycodone 5
Carfentanil 5
W-18 4
Buprenorphine 2
Acetylfentanyl 1
PEI
Opioids identified in Prince Edward Island in 2017
Opioid Number of opioids identified
Oxycodone 9
Hydromorphone 5
 
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