Police seize historic amount of fentanyl in east end
Drugs seized from residence on Ellsworth Crescent (Source: London police)
Published Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:45AM EDT
The largest seizure of fentanyl in the city was made Wednesday by police.
Officers seized more than $62,000 in drugs and nearly $10,000 in cash during a morning search warrant execution at a residence on Ellsworth Crescent.
The following items were seized:
• 107 grams of suspected fentanyl, value $43,200
• 177 grams of suspected cocaine, value $17,700
• 145 grams of suspected marihuana, value $1,450
• $9,815 in Canadian currency
“Any day we are able to get illegal opioids off the street is a great day because people are overdosing on these deadly drugs almost every day in this city,” said Det. Sgt. Rob Merrimen, head of the Guns and Drugs Section.
Three Londoners - one man and two women - have been charged with trafficking offences.
London police, RCMP and OPP were all involved in the seizure.