An undercover operation that ran the better part of a year has resulted in three arrests, including two Guelph men, and the seizure of more than $500,000 worth of cocaine, fentanyl and other controlled substances.
Police also seized two loaded handguns, a “large quantity” of ammunition and $48,000 in cash, along with four vehicles and 84 pairs of high-end running shoes considered “offence-related property.”
In a news release, Guelph police state the investigation began last August, with undercover officers purchasing increasingly large quantities of cocaine from a Guelph man. During the process, two of the man’s “suppliers” were identified.
Search warrants were executed last week in Guelph, Kitchener and North York.
Two Guelph men, ages 35 and 38, have been arrested, along with a 42-year-old man from North York. They face a variety of charges including trafficking a controlled substance, possessing for the purpose of trafficking, possessing property obtained by crime and possessing prohibited weapons and other firearms offences.