Guelph Police seized a quantity of drugs and guns after raiding two city homes on Thursday, the culmination of an investigation that began last year.
Police report that in late 2020 the drug unit entered into a drug trafficking investigation. On Thursday the drug unit along with the tactics and rescue unit executed search warrants at two residences. Seized were:
- 153.35 grams of cocaine valued at $15,300
- 1544 grams of a cutting agent that would typically be mixed with cocaine to increase the yield
- 1617 grams of marijuana valued at approximately $5,000
- $62,155.00 in Canadian Currency believed to be made from selling controlled substances
- Vacuum sealer machine
- Vacuum sealer bags (many of the drugs were located within vacuum sealed bags).
- 55 unused, small plastic baggies typically used to package drugs
- A large press commonly used to press “bricks” of cocaine
- Three electronic scales
- Baking pans with a substance believed to be cocaine residue
A Guelph man was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling and possession of property obtained by crime. He will appear in court April 23.
While searching the residence, 11 firearms and ammunition were located and seized. These guns included a .50 calibre long gun, a shot gun, 9mm hand guns, semi-automatic rifles and a .22 calibre hand gun. There are no firearm charges being laid as the male has a valid firearms licence.
The firearms, ammunition, a ballistic vest, a flamethrower, a compound bow and two replica firearms are being seized as offence-related property in relation to the cocaine trafficking charge.