Joint police investigation takes down cocaine trafficking ring in the Peterborough area


KAWARTHA LAKES-Police say they have taken a significant amount of cocaine and prescription drugs off local streets in a joint investigation involving the Peterborough County Detachment of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Peterborough Police Service Intelligence-Crime Analyst-Asset Forfeiture and Drug (ICAD) Unit

As a result of the 3 month investigation, five adult males, four from the Peterborough area and one from the Greater Toronto Area have been arrested and charged with various drug related and drug trafficking related offences according to police.

Police executed five search warrants following the arrests: two in the City of Peterborough, two in the Peterborough County area and one early Saturday morning in the Toronto area. The warrants yielded 4 motor vehicles, a high end watch, a quantity of Canadian currency and a significant amount of cocaine and prescription drugs that that were no doubt destined for area streets according to police.

The names of the accused and other specific details were not released by police because the investigation is ongoing.

The OPP and the Peterborough Police Service are asking for the public’s assistance with this ongoing investigation and would ask that anyone with information on this or any other crime to contact their nearest police service. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Peterborough/Northumberland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 and not have to appear in court.