November 17, 2022 at 12:43 am
Four Londoners have joined five others facing charges after police busted an illegal cannabis distribution network, confiscating nearly $1 million worth of product and a sawn-off shotgun.
Police in London reported the network operating in southwestern Ontario in May to the OPP-led joint provincial force cannabis enforcement team. The investigation led officers to search three homes in London and one in Woodstock last Wednesday.
The raids seized 110kg of dried cannabis, 5kg of cannabis resin, 2kg of cannabis chips, more than 4,500 THC vaping pens, 170 bottles of cannabis chips, 280 THC sticks, more than 5,000 THC gummies , 900 psilocybin gummies, 800 psilocybin sticks, over 1,000 pre-rolled joints, 60 THC suckers, 55ml cannabis oil, 16 oz cocaine, over 100 suspected oxycodone pills, 200 Multiple suspected Percocet pills and more than 150 suspected hydromorphone pills.
The estimated value of the seized drugs was $876,895, OPP said.
In addition to the drugs, police also found a short shotgun with ammunition, two gold Rolex watches, three vehicles and $1 million in cash.
Five people were arrested, four from London and one from Woodstock, and charged with 25 offences, including possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession for the purpose of distribution.
The defendants, ranging in age from 28 to 55, have been released and are scheduled to appear in London court in January.