Police seize nearly $4 million worth of drugs and cash following investigation

drug bust york 3Police in York Region have seized approximately $3.4 worth of drugs and $450,000 in cash during an investigation into an alleged drug trafficking network operating throughout southern Ontario.

A total of 22 people were arrested and are facing 90 charges after police executed a series of search warrants Monday (May 11).

“In February 2020, officers began an investigation into a suspect previously identified during a 2019 investigation dubbed Project Discard. The ensuing investigation, dubbed Project Cache, probed a network of drug traffickers alleged to be involved in the distribution and/or production of methamphetamine, cannabis and cocaine,” reads a media release.

“The York Regional Police Guns, Gangs and Drug Enforcement Unit worked in collaboration with the OPP Methamphetamine Task Force. The OPP conducted a parallel investigation, dubbed Project Crawthorne, which focused on a sophisticated network alleged to be producing and distributing methamphetamine.”

drug bust york 2On Monday, the York Regional Police executed 18 search warrants extending from the Greater Toronto Area to Hamilton and Waterloo.

“Officers seized approximately $3.4 million in drugs including 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, approximately 580 pounds of illegal cannabis, a large quantity of cocaine and approximately $450,000 in cash,” the media release reads.

“An illegal cannabis grow-operation operating out of Innisfil was identified and dismantled. An illegal cannabis dispensary operating out of Kitchener was also identified and dismantled.”

For a full list of those charged, click HERE.


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