Over forty three thousand dollars in suspected fentanyl was seized Thursday morning, this has been the cities largest fentanyl seizure to date. In total officers seized over sixty two thousand dollars in drugs including fentanyl, cocaine and cannabis. As well as ten thousand dollars in cash while searching. As a result Peter William Howard, Mary E Cadman and Chrystal Seguin all of London have been jointly charger with: possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking x2 and possession of a schedule II for the purpose of trafficking.
The following was located on scene:
-107 grams of suspected fentanyl, value $43,200
-177 grams of suspected cocaine, value $17,700
-145 grams of suspected marijuanna value, $1,450
-$9,815 in Canadian currency
The three London residents have been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act offences with:
-Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking x2
-Possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking
All three did appear in court yesterday after the charges were laid.
Police officers have been carrying around naloxone, the medication that stops the affects of an overdose on drugs such as fentanyl. The medication has been administered 55 times since London Police have had access to the medication which started in June of 2018.
Det. Sgt. Ron Merrimen said “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.”
He also commented on what can be done to help further.
“Having access to addiction treatment is essential to addressing this scourge. but cutting the supply is also an important part of the solution.”