The seven-month investigation started with an opioid overdose dying and concerned a number of items within the service, police stated in a information launch on Monday.
“The investigative aim was to determine fentanyl provide chains coming into Guelph and disrupt these chains from inflicting additional hurt to our neighborhood in addition to others,” police stated.
“Three unbiased fentanyl provide chains had been recognized throughout this venture and the events accountable have been or will likely be arrested.”
The investigation took officers to a number of municipalities throughout southwestern Ontario, and investigators labored with different companies together with Toronto police, York Regional Police, Woodstock police and Waterloo Regional Police.
At the least 15 search warrants and different judicial authorizations had been issued, which led investigators to a few addresses.
Search warrants had been carried out at two areas in Toronto on Sept. 14 and one location in Guelph on Sept. 15.
Six individuals have been arrested up to now and charged with 110 offences associated to weapons and drug trafficking, whereas police have issued arrests warrants for one more 5 males.
A person and a girl are from Guelph whereas the remainder of the 11 are from the Toronto space, police stated. The suspects vary in age from 19 to 60 years previous.
Not one of the suspects, together with those which have but to be arrested, had been recognized.
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Police stated they’ve seized 2.3 kilograms of fentanyl, 907 grams of crystal meth and 288 grams of cocaine which are value about $500,000.
Officers additionally seized one loaded sawed-off rifle with a high-capacity journal, three handguns with ammunition, and $15,000 in Canadian foreign money.
“That is the most important fentanyl seizure ever by the Guelph Police Service and equates to almost 100,000 doses taken off the road, each having the potential to be deadly,” police stated.
“Initiatives like this are profitable due to the teamwork and tenacity of the investigators and their ardour for attempting to make Guelph a safer neighborhood.”
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