In June of 2018, members of the Sarnia Police Service entered into a drug investigation regarding a suspect dealing crystal methamphetamine and hydromorphone in the City of Sarnia.

A warrant was requested and granted on June 5, 2018, for an address in the 300 block of Nelson Street where the suspect lived along with several other individuals.

At approximately 11 p.m. Vice officers executed the warrant at the Nelson Street address with the assistance of general patrol officers.

Officers arrested six individuals located in the residence at the time of entry.

Officers located methamphetamine and various quantities and forms of hydromorphone within the residence.

What was even more alarming was that five firearms were located within the residence and no one was authorized to be in possession of the firearms, police say.

A 31-year-old Sarnia man was charged with:

1. Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine and hydromorphone

2. Unauthorized possession of a firearm

3. Careless storage of a firearm

4. Possess a firearm contrary to prohibition order x5

A 30-year-old Sarnia woman was charged with:

1. Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine and hydromorphone

2. Fail to comply with probation x2

3. Unauthorized possession of a firearm

4. Careless storage of a firearm

A 36-year-old Sarnia woman was charged with:

1. Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine and hydromorphone

2. Unauthorized possession of a firearm

3. Careless storage of a firearm

4. Fail to comply with recognizance x3

A 27-year-old Sarnia man was charged with:

1. Possession of a prohibited substance – hydromorphone

2. Fail to comply with probation

A 28-year-old Sarnia woman was charged with:

1. Possession of a prohibited substance – hydromorphone

A 22-year-old Sarnia woman was charged with:

1. Possession of a prohibited substance – hydromorphone

An investigation is still ongoing regarding the firearms and their origin.

If anyone has any information pertaining to the guns they are please asked to contact Detective Sean Peters at 519-344-8861, extension 6197, or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

In a second and separate investigation officers from the Vice unit were investigating a matter involving the trafficking of powdered Fentanyl in the City of Sarnia.

On June 6, 2018, at approximately 11:50 pm, members of the Sarnia Police Service Vice unit were able to conduct a traffic stop of a motor vehicle and arrest three suspects within the vehicle.

Upon completing a search of the occupants and the motor vehicle, officers located approximately 12 grams of powdered Fentanyl with a street value of $6,300.

A 43-year-old Sarnia man was charged with:

1. Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl

2. 2 counts of breach of undertaking

A 24-year-old Sarnia man was charged with:

1. Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl

A 34-year-old Sarnia woman was charged with:

1. Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl

2. 2 counts of breach of undertaking

“Powdered Fentanyl is an extremely potent form narcotic,” police officials say.

“It is believed that powdered Fentanyl is now also being sold in its pure form and not just mixed in with other drugs. People will purchase this drug in ‘points’ (1/100 of a gram) and then attempt to administer it to themselves and hope that they do not overdose. If they do overdose, it is hoped that naloxone will be nearby and administered to them by someone.”