Sarnia Police say there are seven people in custody following two separate drug investigations that began early Wednesday evening (Sept. 26).
At 6:30 p.m., a traffic stop in the area of Mitton and Confederation lead to the arrest of two people, the 48-year-old driver and his 47-year-old male passenger, both from Sarnia. Seized were more than six grams of heroin and more than six grams of methamphetamine. The heroin, police say, has a street value of R$3,500 and the meth is worth $980 on the street.
Officers of the COPPS and Vice Branch then went to an address in the 200 block of Queen Street and executed a Criminal Code Search warrant in an apartment shortly afterwards. Inside they found two Sarnia women, aged 44 and 46, along with a 45-year-old man, also from Sarnia. They were all taken into custody.
More methamphetamine was found on the 44-year-old woman. Police say the apartment was extremely cluttered and contained massive amounts of junk with no apparent sleeping accommodations. A Honey Well safe was located and inside: a quantity of drugs. The entire safe and contents were seized by police pending further examination.
Just after 7 p.m., a second search warrant was executed at an apartment on Earlscourt Drive. Two women, a 21 year-old from Sarnia and a 25 year old from London, were arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana and Methamphetamine.
In total, there were over eight grams of heroin seized with a street value of over $4,000; over 23 grams of crystal methamphetamine seized with a street value of over $3,200; over 32 grams of marijuana with a street value of over $300 and 88 tabs of LSD worth over 4,800 on the street. A small amount of hash and steroids were also located.
Five people were held for bail and were scheduled to go to court Thursday morning to face an array of drug charges.
An eighth person was found hiding in a trailer in the driveway on Queen Street. He was found to be wanted on unrelated criminal charges.