London Duo Seized in $500K Drug Bust; Guns and Narcotics Confiscated


A pair hailing from London, a man and a woman, have found themselves ensnared in a web of legal troubles following a comprehensive police operation that resulted in the seizure of an assortment of drugs with an estimated street value exceeding $500,000.

Details disclosed by the London Police Service reveal that the search warrant, which was executed earlier this week, was carried out by officers from the Guns and Gangs Section. They were bolstered by additional support from both the Canine Unit and the Emergency Response Unit. This concentrated action took place in a dwelling located on Hamilton Road.

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Law enforcement officials found and seized a number of items, comprising a diverse mixture of weapons and narcotics. Among the items confiscated were a Strum Ruger & Co. 357 calibre revolver, 48 rounds of corresponding ammunition, a conducted energy weapon (CEW), a knife, and brass knuckles.

The drug yield from the raid was staggering, featuring substances such as suspected fentanyl, carfentanil, crystal methamphetamine, dilaudid, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and suspected cocaine, amounting to a total calculated street value of $541,254. Canadian currency was also discovered in the residence.

In the aftermath of the investigation, charges have been jointly assigned to a 45-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, both residents of London. They face an array of alleged offences which include, among others, five separate counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking, and counts relating to careless storage and use of firearms, weapons, prohibited devices, and ammunition, as well as unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.

Moreover, the male suspect has received two additional charges relating to possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order and possession of a prohibited device or ammunition.

The two accused are expected to defend themselves against these charges when they appear in court on Thursday.