Two London teens face a number of charges in connection to a drug trafficking investigation in Sarnia.
Sarnia Police say investigators identified two suspects, and at approximately 6 p.m. on Feb. 1, executed a targeted traffic stop in the 200 block of Durand Street in Sarnia, in collaboration with the Operations Division and Street Crimes Unit.
“Two male youths from London, Ontario, aged 16 and 17, were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking,” police said in a news release. “A search of the youths revealed that they were in possession of 101.46 grams of fentanyl, 0.32 grams of cocaine, and $475 in cash.”
One was also found to be in possession of a flare gun, which was painted silver and accompanied by two rounds of ammunition for the gun, police added.
Both were charged for possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and fentanyl.
The 16-year-old youth faces additional charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of breaching a youth sentence order. Both parties were held for a bail hearing and later released with a future court date.
The street value of the seized drugs is estimated at approximately $15,081.
“The Sarnia Police Service remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community and will continue to collaborate with other police agencies and the public to address these types of serious criminal activities,” police added.