Ten charged after drug investigation in Kawartha Lakes

Ten people are facing various drug-related charges following a month-long investigation by police in Kawartha Lakes.

According to police, the investigation launched on Feb. 12 and focused on the sale and distribution of controlled substances in the Kawartha Lakes area.

“Officers conducted investigations which intercepted individuals “in-transit” between drug trafficking locations,” reads a media release from police that also noted that a warrant was also executed at a residence known to be trafficking in narcotics.

As a result of this initiative, police arrested 10 individuals allegedly involved in the distribution of controlled substances and seized quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and prescription medication.

Investigators also seized more than $5,000 in proceeds of crime, along with a prohibited weapon and a replica handgun.

“Individuals arrested have included members of Toronto area street gangs who have been attending the Kawartha Lakes area solely for the purposes of trafficking-controlled substances,” reads a media release from police.

The following charges have been laid – five counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking; four counts of possession of a controlled substance; two counts of possession of property/proceeds obtained by crime; two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and one count of failing to comply with a court order.

The names of those charged have not been released.

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