Multiple charges laid after $500K drug bust in east London

A man and woman from London are facing a multitude of charges after police executed a search warrant earlier this week and seized more than $500,000 worth of drugs.

According to the London Police Service, on Wednesday members of the Guns and Gangs Section, with assistance from the Canine Unit and Emergency Response Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence on Hamilton Road.

Police said the following items were seized:

  • Strum Ruger & Co. 357 calibre revolver
  • 48 rounds of 357 calibre ammunition
  • Conducted energy weapon (CEW)
  • Knife
  • Brass knuckles
  • 1314 grams of suspected fentanyl – value $328,500
  • 437 grams of suspected carfentanil – value $117,000
  • 648 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine – value $32,400
  • 10,407 x 8mg dilaudid – value $41,628
  • 2008 x 4mg dilaudid – value $4016
  • 309 x 100mg hydromorphone – value $15,450
  • 72 x 5mg oxycodone – value $360
  • 19 grams of suspected cocaine – value $1900
  • A quantity of Canadian currency

The total value of the seized narcotics was $541,254.

As a result of the investigation, a 45-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, both of London, have been jointly charged with the following offences for their alleged involvement:

  • Five (5) counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • One (1) count of careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device, or ammunition
  • One (1) count of careless use of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • One (1) count of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • One (1) count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • One (1) count of possession of a prohibited device or ammunition

In addition, the male suspect has also been charged with the following offences:

  • One (1) count of possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • One (1) count of possession of prohibited device or ammunition

Both of the accused are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday in relation to the charges.

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