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Two 20-year-old men charged with possession of Fentanyl

Last Updated Aug 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm EDT

Different brands and dosages of Fentanyl patches are shown in a photo on April 26, 2006. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Tom Gannam

An almost deadly drug deal in Oakville lead to the arrest of two people, one of whom was transported to hospital for a suspected overdose on Wednesday.

Halton Police and paramedics arrived at a home in the Trafalgar Road and Queen Elizabeth Way area to find a man unconscious on the ground beside a vehicle.

While emergency first aid was performed by police, they discovered a container with a white, powdery substance underneath the vehicle.

Further investigation at the scene revealed the man had posted an online ad looking to buy Fentanyl and a 20-year-old man who responded to the ad agreed to meet him and provide him with a sample.

Police said both men were smoking the Fentanyl before one passed out.

Julien Larabie, 20, of Oakville and Luc Lefebrve, 20, of Mississauga have been charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Police said there is a growing concern about the use of Fentanyl across Canada.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug used primarily to treat severe pain. It is available in Canada on a prescription-only basis, usually in the form of a slow-release patch.

Reports suggest that illicit Fentanyl in powder form is being abused and mixed with other street drugs.

Fentanyl is commonly mixed with heroin or pressed into pills and made to look like legal Oxycodone before being sold as a street drug.