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Several handguns, including one which was loaded, was seized during a series of raids conducted by police services in Ontario and Quebec on November 9th 2023 (Supplied Photo / Ontario Provincial Police)

$200k in drugs seized, 6 arrested in multi-jurisdictional drug bust

By Adam Riley Nov 14, 2023 | 12:14 PM

In a coordinated effort nine search warrants were executed in four communities across Ontario last week as part of Project ALLOY, a multi-jurisdictional investigation lead by the Ontario Provincial Police’s Joint Forces Guns and Gangs Enforcement Team.

The investigation which began in July and led up to the warrant executions on November 9th, which took place in Ottawa, Gatineau, Carlton Place and Thunder Bay, also saw support from the Ottawa Police Service, Sûreté du Quebec, Service de Police de la Ville de Gatineau and Thunder Bay Police Service.

Six people, all from Ottawa, Carlton Place and Gatineau were arrested which resulted in 42 charges under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

(Supplied Photo / Ontario Provincial Police)

A release issued by the OPP states officers seized a number of illicit substances and items during the raids including:

  • more than 2.6 kilograms of suspected crystal methamphetamine;
  • more than 1.2 kilograms of suspected cocaine;
  • 6,898 suspected methamphetamine tablets;
  • 175 x suspected hydromorphone pills;
  • Five suspected ecstasy pills (MDMA);
  • 2.4 grams of suspected crack cocaine;
  • Four rifles and one loaded shotgun;
  • Eight handguns, one of which was loaded;
  • A crossbow and prohibited weapon (brass knuckles);
  • numerous magazines and a large quantity of ammunition;
  • 35 x suspected oxycodone tablets;
  • 33 grams and 739 tablets/pills of methamphetamine (speed);
  • property obtained by crime;
  • drug trafficking paraphernalia;
  • United States currency and a large quantity of Canadian currency;
  • Two vehicles (BMW and a stolen Ford pickup truck); and,
  • 11 x cell phones.

Despite the seizures and the arrests the OPP says the investigation remains ongoing.