38 charged in drug bust

the OPP

The OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), Drug Enforcement Unit, and Asset Forfieture Unit, in partnership with the Dryden Police Service, Treaty #3 Police Service, and Anishinabek Police Service, have charged 38 individuals with 153 drug-related offences following early-morning arrests in Dryden, Sioux Lookout ,and Ignace on Thursday.
The charges stem from a six-month undercover investigation conducted by the four police services.
The undercover investigation focused on drug traffickers operating in and around the communities of Dryden, Sioux Lookout, and Ignace.
Undercover officers were successful in infiltrating local drug traffickers and making numerous drug purchases.
The investigation concluded with the execution of seven search warrants and multiple arrests.
Drugs purchased and seized during the investigation were 185 grams of cocaine, 6,300 grams of marijuana, and 2,121 Oxycodone tablets.
The street value of the drugs seized is $245,309.
Officers also seized $125,000 in Canadian currency and offence-related property, including several vehicles worth an estimated $70,000.
The investigation is ongoing.
The OCEB engages in proactive, intelligence-led investigations targeting organized crime groups and criminality in Ontario.