Of the eleven people charged in a drug trafficking investigation in Simcoe County, more than half are Durham residents.
Project Holcus was conducted by OPP and Barrie police. It began in April 2022, following a number of overdoses linked to crack cocaine and fentanyl. Some of those overdoses were fatal.
On Wednesday, police across several municipal services executed 11 search warrants across southern Ontario, including in Whitby and Ajax.
Across the searches, they seized more than $81,000 in Canadian money, four handguns and four vehicles.
Police also seized 509 grams of fentanyl (representing more than 5,000 street-level doses), as well as amounts of cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.
Eleven people have received a combined 104 charges.
The following Durham residents have each been charged with trafficking a Schedule I substance (fentanyl, cocaine), among other offences:
- Daniel Robinson, 29, of Whitby, faces 15 charges
- Kourtney Lammie, 23, of Whitby, faces 23 charges
- Kaprice Lammie, 26, of Whitby, faces 11 charges
- DeShawn Chin, 26, of Ajax, faces eight charges
- Nicholas Robinson, 30, of Ajax, faces four charges
- An unnamed 24-year-old from Whitby faces 10 charges
Photo released by OPP