Charlottetown drug raids lead to around 30 arrests
Charlottetown Police were busy early Thursday morning with drug raids that led to more than 30 arrests.
Deputy Police Chief Gary McGuigan said Charlottetown, Summerside and Kensington police forces along with RCMP worked on the raids in and around Charlottetown. He says more than 30 people have been arrested.
McGuigan said the suspects are connected to the sale of a variety of both illegal and prescription drugs.
"It would be the whole gamut of drugs we're looking at. We're looking at opiates, we're looking at cocaine. We'll have a better idea after we've finished conducting our searches and see what those searches reveal," said McGuigan.
Police haven't laid any charges yet while the investigation continues.
Suspects will appear in court to face charges Friday.
Officers started raiding homes and properties in and around the Charlottetown area around 6 a.m.
Police are calling the operation "Clean Sweep", saying it's the culmination of a four-month investigation into the illegal drug trade in the city.
Police will release more details about the operation Friday.