Published June 10, 2022

Simcoe County drug trafficking probe: 11 people facing a total of 104 offences

Police seized more than 5,000 street-level doses of fentanyl

Ontario Provincial Police with assistance from Barrie Police have laid over 100 charges in a Simcoe County drug trafficking probe.

Project Holcus began in April in response to fatal and non-fatal overdoses linked to trafficking of crack cocaine and fentanyl between Jan. 1 and June 6.

On Wednesday, police executed search warrants in Springwater, Barrie and across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) including Toronto, Whitby and Ajax.

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Police say the amount of fentanyl seized was more than 5,000 street-level doses.

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Also recovered were three high-end vehicles, four handguns, ammunition, over 1,400 prescription capsules and other drugs, as well as nearly $82,000 in Canadian cash.

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Two Barrie residents and nine others from the GTA face a total of 104 criminal charges including drug and weapon offences.

As a result of the investigation, police seized (approximate values):

·      509 grams of Fentanyl

·      3,358 grams of Cocaine

·      33 grams of Crack Cocaine

·      741 grams of Methamphetamine

·      347 grams of Heroin

·      1,446 unidentified prescription capsules

·      $81,460 Canadian Currency

·      Money Counter

·      Cutting Agent

·      FBE 509 Handgun

·      Glock 43 Handgun

·      Glock 40 Handgun

·      Glock 19 Handgun

·      73 Rounds of 9mm ammunition

·      42 Rounds of .40 cal ammunition

·      Bullet Proof Vest

·      2015 Infinity Q5S

·      2014 BMW B7X

·      2014 Jeep Cherokee

·      2017 Mercedes C45

·      18 Cellular phones

·      8 Digital Scales

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