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Police seize drugs and cash, arrest 5 people in Niagara drug trafficking investigation

Police seized thousands of dollars in drugs and cash, as well as weapons, in connection with a drug trafficking investigation in the Niagara region.
Police seized thousands of dollars in drugs and cash, as well as weapons, in connection with a drug trafficking investigation in the Niagara region. Niagara Regional Police Service

Niagara Regional Police have charged five people in connection with a drug trafficking investigation in the Niagara region.

Police say the investigation began in November in the communities of St. Catharines, Thorold and Welland.

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That led to search warrants being executed at residences in Thorold, Welland, and Stoney Creek on Jan. 2.

During those searches, investigators seized more than $34,000 in crystal meth, $29,000 in fentanyl, more than $20,000 in cocaine, and $2,500 in hydromorphone, as well as $39,000 in cash, five firearms, over 200 rounds of ammunition and brass knuckles.

A 39-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman from Thorold, as well as 36-year-old Welland man and a 36-year-old Welland woman, were arrested on numerous drug-related charges.

A 28-year-old man from Welland has also been charged in the case.

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