UPDATE AT 3:00pm: All five suspects have been denied bail and have court dates next week.
Timmins Police – in conjunction with the OPP and Nishnawbe Aski Police – have made what they call a significant drug bust.
Officers armed with a search warrant moved in on a home on Mountjoy St. N. Tuesday afternoon. Staff Sgt. Mark Vallier says they came out with almost $119,000 worth of fentanyl and other prohibited substances and money they say is the proceeds of drug sales.
“It amounts to just $20 shy of $17,000,” he notes.
Also found in the home were three loaded 9mm handguns.
“We don’t like to see any handguns in our community, especially under these circumstances,” Vallier told a news conference at Timmins Police HQ.
Three men and a 14-year-old boy from Toronto were arrested, along with a 19-year-old Timmins man.
Vallier acknowledges that this doesn’t shut down the illegal drugs coming into town from elsewhere, but every bit counts.
“With media releases with respect to us actually enforcing these laws and busting these dealers, we hope to send a message that maybe Timmins is not the most hospitable place to be doing your drug dealing.”
WHAT WAS SEIZED
- Three loaded 9 mm handguns
- 2g of fentanyl
- 8g of crack cocaine
- Three Percocet tablets
- Street value of drugs $118,915
- Canadian currency $116,980
-Source: Timmins Police Service