OPP charge 30 people in drug trafficking bust
After a nine-month undercover investigation, provincial police have charged 30 people in northeastern Ontario with a total of 192 drug offences.
The arrests were made on Tuesday in Elliot Lake and Blind River, and involved people from 16 to 59 years of age.
The investigation, conducted by the OPP's Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau Sudbury Drug Unit and the OPP's East Algoma detachment, focused on infiltrating several drug traffickers operating in the communities of Elliot Lake and Blind River.
The investigation concluded with the execution of five search warrants in the communities. Cocaine, marijuana, cannabis resin, oxycodone and percocets were purchased and seized, along with $12,000 cash.
The street value of the drugs seized is estimated at $100,000.