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Pot used to make crack, seized by Island police. (Provided by the RCMP) (CBC)

Seven people have been charged after a cocaine bust in Charlottetown last week.

The accused face numerous charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Police said they seized $55,000 worth of cocaine, some crack cocaine, $4,000 in cash, cell phones and a cocaine press from a home barn in Charlottetown.

"It does put a huge dent in the organized crime and the organized trafficking of drugs within the province," said Sgt. Andrew Blackador with the RCMP on P.E.I.

Undercover agents bought cocaine from the suspects multiple times over the last seven months, said police.

Police allege members of the group imported cocaine to P.E.I. from other provinces for distribution across the Island, and also made crack cocaine to sell at the street level.

Four of the people charged have been released and three will stay in jail until their next court appearance.

They range in age from their early-20s to early-40s.

All seven people will appear in provincial court in Charlottetown on July 23.