St. Thomas police headquarters on Caso Crossing. (File photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News)St. Thomas police headquarters on Caso Crossing. (File photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News)
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Five charged in St. Thomas drug trafficking investigation

Five people have been charged with drug trafficking offences after a search of two St. Thomas homes turned up a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Officers with the St. Thomas police street crimes unit launched the drug trafficking investigation in January. Evidence found over the course of nearly two months led police to search two west-end homes on Thursday.

Police seized 80 oxycocet tablets, 22.7 grams of crystal methamphetamine, seven grams of fentanyl ($1,675), three flick knives, drug packaging materials, digital weight scales, identification and bank cards, debt lists, and a 50 gram gold bar valued at more than $5,000.

The estimated value of the drugs found is $6,200. Police also seized $1,365 in Canadian currency during the searches.

Five people, ranging in age from 33 to 51, were arrested and charged with several offences including possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Two have since been released from custody with future court dates, while the remaining three were remanded into custody.

A 30-year-old woman wanted on an outstanding warrant for theft stemming from an October incident and a 54-year-old woman wanted by Nipigon OPP for sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching were also arrested.

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