80 people facing 412 charges as Hamilton police seize drugs and guns

The Canadian Press
August 18, 2017
By The Canadian Press
HAMILTON — Police in Hamilton say 80 people are facing charges in a drug trafficking and firearms investigation.

They say the operation — dubbed Project Phoenix — began in July and saw 44 search warrants executed across Hamilton.

Investigators say 79 adults and a youth — all from the Hamilton area — are facing a total of 412 charges.

They say officers seized cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana — including 378 plants from an outdoor grow operation — and other street drugs during the investigation.

Police also seized several weapons, including handguns, shotguns, rifles, brass knuckles and illegal knives.

They say the investigation continues.

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