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2 charged after downtown London bust sees loaded handgun, $100K in fentanyl, cocaine seized: police

London police vehicles in police parking garage, September 6, 2017.
London police vehicles in police parking garage, September 6, 2017. Matthew Trevithick/980 CFPL

Two men, one from London the other from Pickering, Ont., are facing multiple charges after London police say a loaded handgun and more than $100,000 in cocaine and fentanyl was seized from a home in the downtown core.

Police said officers raided a home in the 400-block of Waterloo Street, in the area of Waterloo and Queens Avenue, on Thursday as part of an investigation by the Guns and Drugs Section.

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At the scene, officers say they seized a loaded semi-automatic 9-millimetre handgun with a missing serial number, along with 330 grams of fentanyl valued at more than $82,000, and 174 grams of cocaine valued at nearly $17,500.

Police say they also seized $25,000 in cash, along with 51 rounds of 9-millimetre ammunition, one .40 calibre round, 25 grams of crystal methamphetamine valued at $2,560, and 20 oxycodone tablets.

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The accused, both 26, face several drug and weapons-related charges, including four counts of possession of a Schedule I substance for trafficking, two counts of possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon or prohibited device knowing no authority, and two counts of careless storage of a firearm.

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Both were set to appear in court in London on Friday.

Police ask anyone with information to contact London police at 519-661-5670, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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