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London police said a recent one-day crystal-meth seizure equals the total haul in the past five years, and is indicative of a growing problem.

Bagged crystal methamphetamine, top right, cash, cocaine, marijuana, and hashish are displayed Monday on a table at London police headquarters. The drugs were seized Thursday


Two people are facing drug-trafficking charges after police seized $94,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine from 565 Princess Ave.

Police executed a search warrant at the address Thursday, arresting a Richard Sims, 36, and Allis Boyd, 26, both of London.

Det.-Sgt. Chris McCoy released details about the seizure Monday, saying the amount of crystal meth involved is indicative of the growing demand for methamphetamine on city streets. Police have been investigating sales of the drug more frequently in the past few years, he said.

“Where there’s demand, there’s always supply,” he said, commenting on the quantity found Thursday. “London has a great market for this drug, a great appetite for this drug at the present time.”

The man and woman arrested are likely mid-level dealers, McCoy said, meaning they were distributing drugs to others who sold it on the street. That might have included sales outside the city, he said.

Along with the meth, police seized $3,000 worth of cocaine, $7,760 worth of marijuana, $540 worth of hashish, $11,620 in Canadian currency and a little more than $1,056 in U.S. currency.

The man arrested has been known to police for some time, McCoy said.



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