Guelph drug bust sees 5 arrested

Five people face a series of criminal charges after police recovered a stolen van and seized nearly $5,000 worth of drugs on Thursday.

In May, members of the Guelph Police Service Break Enter Auto Theft (BEAT) Unit began an investigation focused on a residence in the area of ​​Willow Road and Bagot Street. It was believed occupants of the residence were involved in trafficking controlled substances.

A search warrant was executed Thursday after two people were observed arriving at the residence in a Dodge Caravan which had been reported stolen earlier this week.

A search of the residence revealed 13.7 grams of suspected cocaine, 11.4 grams of suspected fentanyl and five grams of suspected crack cocaine. The total value of the drugs is estimated at $4,750.

Three Guelph females and two Guelph males, ranging in age from 23 to 53, face charges including possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking, possessing stolen property over $5,000, occupying a stolen motor vehicle and breaching court orders.

Two of the accused were released to appear in court July 19, 2022, while three were held to appear in bail court Friday.

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