Two people from Greater Sudbury are among six people arrested after police seized almost $218,000 in drugs on Aug. 28, said Greater Sudbury Police.
Greater Sudbury Police said in June, its Drug Enforcement Unit of the Integrated Crime Section working in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, with assistance from the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario initiated multiple investigations intended to disrupt drug trafficking operations entering and operating within the City of Greater Sudbury.
One of the investigations identified a group of individuals trafficking illegal drugs including Fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine in the community.
The search warrants were executed at homes on Murray Street and Martindale Road. Police also seized a 40-calibre handgun and $24,140 in cash.
A 29-year-old Sudburian and a 27-year-old Sudburian are among the six people arrested.
They are charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule I Substance (Fentanyl), possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule I Substance (Cocaine), possession of a Schedule 1 Substance (Hydromorph), possession of a Schedule 1 Substance (Methamphetamine tablets), firearm unauthorized possession, prohibited/restricted firearm w/ammunitions, careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, firearm possession contrary to order, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Also charged is a 32-year-old person from Barrie and a 31-year-old person from Scarborough.
These individuals were all scheduled to appear in bail court tomorrow on Sept. 1 to answer to the charges.
In addition, two 17-year-old youths from the Greater Toronto area have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule 1 Substance (Cocaine) and possession of property obtained by crime.