West Nipissing Police Inspector Ray St. Pierre is cautioning the public about how to handle, or rather not handle, any pills you might encounter.

A local store owner recently came across what turned out to be methamphetamine.

The danger here is what it could have been.

The opioid crisis has led to Fentanyl becoming a more common drug of choice and it can be dangerous in pill or powder form, causing serious health effects, even by skin contact.

Always contact police if you encounter suspicious drugs.