UPDATE – Drug investigation in Beaverton leads to five arrests

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Five people are facing drug charges following a police search of a Simcoe Street East home Tuesday (Sept. 5).

According to the Durham Regional Police, more than $8,000 worth of drugs – including marijuana, methadone, crack, cocaine and crystal meth – and three replica firearms were seized after officers executed a search warrant.

An area resident reportedly saw six or seven “blacked-out” police SUVs, K9 dogs and police cars, as well as several people in handcuffs on Simcoe Street East, near Madill Street, on Tuesday night.

“An unusual sight for Beaverton to say the least. Not sure what had gone on but it seemed like a big deal,” the resident told The Brock Voice.

David Morrison, 52, of Kawartha Lakes has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Taralee Biggar, 40, of Keswick has charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and fail to comply with a probation order.

Three others – 27-year-old Trisha Cook of Oshawa, 44-year-old Thomas Clayton of Beaverton and 55-year-old Brad Dennis of Port Bolster – have each been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.