More arrests in Six Nations drug trafficking crackdown

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The arrest of five people in Six Nations and Port Dover brings an end to a nine-month investigation into drug trafficking police named Project Reunion.

Six Nations Police announced the arrests on Friday in a media release.

According to police, officers from Six Nations and the OPP searched two homes on Six Nations and one in Port Dover, arresting four Six Nations residents ranging in age from 27 to 52.

The accused stand charged with possessing cocaine and various opioids for the purpose of trafficking, as well as possessing stolen property.

Police also charged a 48-year-old Port Dover woman with possessing fentanyl and cocaine.

Police say officers seized drugs, cash, scales, packaging material and cellphones while executing the warrants.

These arrests follow the seizure of roughly six kilograms of methamphetamine, four kilograms of cocaine and half a kilo of fentanyl, along with a “large quantity” of prescription drugs such as hydromorphone, oxycodone and alprazolam, after officers searched two Brantford homes on July 14.

Three Brantford residents were arrested after officers also found 18 guns, ammunition, jewelry valued at $200,000 and approximately $86,000 in cash.

“As a result of Project Reunion, police laid a total of 178 charges during this investigation in regards to a drug trafficking network supplying illicit drugs to Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and surrounding communities,” Six Nations Police said in a media release.

J.P. Antonacci, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator

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