Police have charged three people and are seeking a fourth tied to a drugs, guns, and gangs investigation in Niagara Region.
According to detectives, over $70,000 in fentanyl and $84,000 in cash were seized during an operation that searched a pair of homes, one in Niagara-on-the-Lake and another in St. Catharines.
It’s alleged a suspect discharged a firearm in the direction of officers in the first search at a lake residence near Kenmir Avenue and Tanbark Road on Tuesday.
Over 200 grams of fentanyl, with a street value of around $60,000 and a firearm, were confiscated by officers in the action.
Another 44 grams of fentanyl with a street value of over $13,000 would be seized at another home in St. Catharines on June 8.
Two suspects from Niagara-on-the-Lake, 34 and 28, are facing firearm and drug trafficking charges, another from St. Catharines is facing a single drug charge.
Niagara police say a 27-year-old man from St. Catharines is still outstanding in connection with the operation.