Pubdate: Fri, 11 Aug 2006
Source: Brock Citizen (CN ON)
Copyright: 2006 Brock Citizen
Author: Scott Howard, Citizen Editor
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Cocaine)
Bookmark: (Ecstasy)


A huge bust in York Region could have a major effect on the local drug trade.

Last week, York Regional Police busted a massive drug trafficking 
operation, arresting 41 people and hauling away a huge amount of 
drugs, cash and weapons. The three-month investigation, dubbed 
Project Home, led to 152 charges against suspected dealers and drug 
buyers on charges including drug production, possession and trafficking.

The seizure includes 700 grams of cocaine, 922 grams of marijuana, 
1,116 ecstasy tablets, nearly 800 prescription pills, and 180 grams 
of Psilocybin (magic mushrooms). Officers also confiscated three 
guns, including a sawed-off shotgun and more than $60,000 cash.

While most of the illicit activity was centred in Georgina, Detective 
Sergeant Herb Curwain of the Durham Regional Police said that the 
arrests would cut down on the availability of drugs locally.

"There's definitely a ripple effect. With York being so close, 
offenders could easily travel to Brock and Uxbridge to supply the 
local dealers. These arrests could impact the availability of some 
drugs locally, which would certainly be positive," he said.

"Unfortunately, someone always seems to fill the void. Whenever 
someone gets arrested, there seems to be another three or four people 
who step up and start selling."
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