23-year-old charged, nearly $300K in drugs seized in northwest London bust: police
A 23-year-old London, Ont., man is facing drug and weapons-related charges after police allege they seized nearly $300,000 worth of drugs during a bust last week, including roughly $200,000 worth of marijuana bud and $42,000 in psilocybin.
Details remain very limited, but police said in a media release Monday that they searched a vehicle and residence along Chepstow Close, near Castlegrove Boulevard and Sarnia Road, on Friday and seized the drugs, taking one person into custody.
Officers also seized $4,970 worth of marijuana vapes and $3,185 wroth of marijuana balms, along with $780 worth of psilocybin edibles, drug packaging material, a conducted energy weapon, or stun baton, and a flick knife with push button release, police said.
Roughly $10,000 in Canadian cash was also seized, police said.
The accused, a 23-year-old London man, faces two counts of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine and MDMA), two counts of possession of a schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking (psilocybin and LSD), two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, and one count of possession for the purpose of selling under the Cannabis Act.
The accused is slated to appear in court on Feb. 11, 2022, police said.