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Barrie police say 'complex drug operation' dismantled, a pile of cocaine seized

11 people have been arrested
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NEWS RELEASE

BARRIE POLICE SERVICE

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A coordinated, multi-jurisdictional investigation involving police officers from the Barrie Police Service (BPS), South Simcoe Police (SSP) and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has resulted in the seizure of a significant quantity of cocaine that was destined for area streets.

During the six-month investigation, police dismantled a complex drug operation and seized more than 7 kilograms of cocaine. 

Officers from BPS, SSP and OPP (simultaneously) executed search warrants at five addresses in Barrie, three in Bradford and one in Oro-Medonte Township in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 12, 2016.  

Also seized were four vehicles, cash, electronics, cell phones and drug paraphernalia. Over half a million dollars of drugs and property were seized throughout the investigation.

A total of eleven people have been arrested as result of this collaborative police initiative in which eight males and three females are collectively facing multiple charges which include trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cocaine.  

Seven of those arrested will be appearing for bail hearings today at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie.  

This ongoing investigation involved law enforcement agencies working together to ensure the safety of the public with a concentrated effort on eliminating illegal drug related activity and the proliferation of drugs in our communities.

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