Police Seized Over $500,000 Worth of Cocaine, Fentanyl and Other Controlled Substances
Three males face a long list of charges after police seized more than $500,000 worth of cocaine, fentanyl and other controlled substances.
In a series of drug transactions between August 2022 and early May, undercover officers purchased increasingly large amounts of cocaine from a Guelph male. During the investigation, two other males were identified as being the seller’s suppliers.
Last week, search warrants were executed at residences in Guelph, Kitchener and North York. Large quantities of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine and other drugs were seized, as well as two loaded handguns, a large quantity of ammunition and $48,000 in cash. The seized drugs have an estimated street value of $510,000.
Four vehicles and 84 pairs of new high-end running shoes with a value in excess of $25,000 were seized as offence-related property.
A 35-year-old Guelph male is charged with 20 counts of trafficking a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possessing property obtained by crime over $5,000 and possessing a prohibited weapon. He was held for a bail hearing Tuesday.
A 42-year-old North York male is charged with trafficking a controlled substance, four counts of possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possessing property obtained by crime over $5,000 and several firearms offences. He was also held for a bail hearing Tuesday.
A 38-year-old Guelph male is in custody on unrelated matters but will be returned to Guelph and charged with several drug and weapons charges.
Through funding provided by the Government of Ontario, Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario supported Guelph Police Service’s joint investigation.