In a joint operation called “Project Carbon Copy”, the Sault Ste. Marie arrested four suspects and seized narcotics with a street value of $170,000.
A total of 10 people were arrested on April 14 in simultaneous police operations in Brantford, Haldimand and Norfolk County. The operation targeted an organized crime network involved in trafficking fentanyl in northern Ontario.
Six of the suspects were arrested in the Sault.
“This is a significant seizure for our community,” Sault Police Chief Hugh Stevenson said in a news release Wednesday.
“This is another example of the excellent police work of our members. We are proud to participate in a significant joint operation. »
Led by the Brantford Police Department, Project Carbon Copy began in October 2021 and focused on dismantling an organized crime group that was distributing large quantities of fentanyl from southern Ontario to northern areas of Ontario. ‘Ontario.
Just after midnight on April 14, Sault police stopped a rental vehicle as it entered Sault Ste. Married.
“Police arrested all four occupants of the motor vehicle and a subsequent search revealed 12 ounces of suspected fentanyl with a street value of $168,000 concealed in the vehicle,” the news release said.
Four suspects, ages 19, 21, 23 and 26 – three from Brantford and one from St. George, Ont. – are all charged with trafficking.
Around the same time, arrests were made in Caledonia, where an additional $45,000 of drugs were seized, and in Brantford,
A raid on two apartments on Queen Street West in Sault resulted in more drug seizures and two more arrests. So both suspects were from the Sault.
“This is an important seizure for our community,” Stevenson said in the statement.
“The intensive investigative work of members of our Crime Enforcement Unit and our Drug Enforcement Unit resulted in the removal of approximately $170,000 worth of poison from our community. This is yet another example of the excellent police work of our members We are proud to be part of a major joint forces operation.