May 3, 2019 6:16 pm

London police seize drugs, paraphernalia during multiple raids

Police say they searched a number of addresses in London, along with a home in Aylmer.

London Police Service

London police say five men have charged and nearly $100,000 in drugs have been seized after officers searched a number of homes in London, as well as an address in Aylmer.

On Thursday, police said, a search was executed at a storage unit on Bathurst Street, as well as at homes on Ridout Street, Talbot Street and Wortley Road. Police say they also searched a home on Myrtle Street in Aylmer.

About 650 g of cocaine, 1.5 g of methamphetamine and 18 kg of the cutting agent phenacetin were seized, all with a combined value of $86, 820, according to police.

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Police added that 10 cellphones, two hydraulic presses and drug packaging was also recovered during the raids.

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A 50-year-old man from London and two other Londoners in their late 30s have been charged with a number of drug-related offences.

A 39-year-old man from St. Thomas is facing two drug trafficking-related charges. A 63-year-old Aylmer man also faces two drug trafficking-related charges.

The Aylmer man is set to appear in court on June 14 to answer to his charges, while the four others accused appeared in court on Thursday.

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