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GUELPH – Concerned with the rising prevalence of crystal methamphetamine in Guelph, local police launched a two-month investigation that has netted 134 grams with a street value of $13,400, the Guelph Police Service announced Friday.

“Project Ice” arrested 16 people in total, with officers also seizing almost three grams of cocaine worth more than $200, a gram of heroin valued at $300, 48 grams of pot worth almost $500, stolen property valued at $1,000 and $9,400 in cash.

In the latest incident, Thursday evening and into Friday morning, police executed search warrants at four Guelph residences, arresting six people. Five were from Guelph and the sixth from the Sudbury area.

A woman, 43, was charged with four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, two counts of possession and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

A man, 26, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. Further, a woman, 28, was charged with five counts of trafficking a controlled substance, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, one count of trafficking, one of possession of a controlled substance and a single count of possession of stolen property.

Further, a man, 38, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and mischief.

Charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking and a single count of possession of stolen property was a woman, 20.

The out-of-towner, a Garson, Ont. man, 34, was charged with trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.

All six were held in custody in Guelph pending bail hearings.

Police indicated in a release Friday they launched Project Ice in December over the growing presence of habit-forming crystal meth in the Guelph area. The service noted use of the illicit drug can lead to development of paranoid tendencies, raising the risk of violent behavior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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