Alleged drug traffickers arrested, charged in northeastern Ontario: OPP


A drug bust that recovered over $100,000 in cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamines has resulted in charges against four people in northeastern Ontario, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

The six month investigation centred around the communities of Thorne and Sturgeon Falls, in the North Bay area, according to a media release issued Thursday by the OPP.

The investigation, dubbed Project Consort, used undercover officers to purchase methamphetamine and cocaine, according to police.  Three search warrants were also executed, with the help of the West Nipissing Police Service.

In total, police said that 10,000 methamphetamine tablets, 175 grams of cocaine, 1,450 grams of marijuana, 70 marijuana plants and $6,500 in cash was seized during the investigation.  The OPP estimate that the street value of the drugs was about $131,500.

Four people, ranging in age from 24 – 42 have been charged with a variety of possession, trafficking, production and conspiracy offences, police said.