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6 charged, more than $100K in drugs seized in separate busts: London police

Six people ranging in age from 21 to 39 face drug-trafficking and other charges. Matthew Trevithick / 980 CFPL

Six people are facing charges in connection to separate drug busts in the city on Thursday that turned up more than $100,000 worth of drugs and other items, London police said on Friday.

In one bust Thursday afternoon, police said the Guns and Drugs Section executed search warrants on a vehicle and at addresses on Reeves Avenue, Fanshawe Park Road East, and Elliott Street, allegedly seizing $38,600 worth of cocaine, $13,750 worth of fentanyl, and around $9,500 in cash.

In addition, police allege they seized a 2013 BMW 328 sedan, around $50,000 worth of jewelry, as well as digital scales.

Three people, one aged 22, and two 24-year-olds, all from London, face two counts of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking.

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In a second bust, this time at a home on Millbank Drive, police allege they seized $48,200 worth of fentanyl, $2,200 in methamphetamine, and $1,000 in fentanyl patches. Police said they also seized around $30,000 worth of cash, a conducted energy weapon, one rifle round, as well as scales, packaging, and a money counter.

Three Londoners, aged 21, 25, and 39, face charges in connection to the Millbank bust.

The 21- and 25-year-old have been jointly charged by way of summons with offences including three counts of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking and unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon.

The 39-year-old accused is charged with three counts of possessing a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order, and unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon.

Anyone with information about the search warrants is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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