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Drug trafficking investigation in Guelph nets drugs, weapons, cash and more

Guelph Police Service has taken lot of illicit drugs off the street.

Member of the Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a drug trafficking investigation over the last several months, culminating on Thursday with the execution of search warrants at a couple of homes and a commercial property in the city.

Officers seized more than 266 grams of cocaine, 4,800 grams of cannabis, 21.5 grams of ecstasy, and 2 grams of magic mushrooms with a total street value of close to $50,000.

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Also seized were $80,000 in cash, 2 sets of brass knuckles, functioning digital scales, a vacuum sealer, and a large quantity of drug packaging.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of a 28-year-old man from Guelph.

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He is charged with two counts of possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking, possessing a controlled substance, possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling (under the Cannabis Act), possessing proceeds of crime and possessing a prohibited weapon.

The accused has a bail hearing on Friday.

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