Fentanyl, replica guns seized by London police

11-01-2019 19:01

Police have charged two London men after seizing drugs, cash, replica guns and bullets from a vehicle and three homes.

One man was arrested Thursday evening after police stopped a vehicle on South Street near Wellington Street. The guns and drugs unit – including London police, RCMP and OPP officers – later arrested a second man at a home on Albert Street after a string of search warrants.

Police found three replica handguns, three replica machine guns, nearly $20,000 worth of fentanyl and cocaine, and 34 rounds of ammunition after searching the car and three homes.

A 32-year-old London man is facing two counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, and unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon.

The second man, 38, is facing a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Both men were also charged with possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

The two men were expected to appear in court Friday.

Anyone with information should call London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

A highly addictive opioid pain medication, fentanyl is 100 times more powerful than heroin; a related drug, carfentanyl, is 5,000 times more potent than heroin.

Both drugs have been blamed for fuelling the deadly opioid crisis in Canada that’s killed hundreds across Canada in recent years.

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