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Six Nations police seize 57 guns, ammo and drugs; seven charged in Project Chance

March 16, 2022  By J.P. Antonacci, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Mar. 15, 2022, Hamilton, Ont. – Police in Six Nations, Mississaugas of the Credit and London seized more than 50 guns and $27,000 worth of illicit drugs in a series of raids last week.

The three-day operation led by Six Nations Police saw seven people arrested and charged with a slew of drug and weapons offences.

In a media release, Six Nations Police said police moved in on residences and vehicles in the three communities between March 9 and 11. Officers seized 57 guns and a “large quantity” of ammunition, along with cash and unspecified amounts of fentanyl, oxycodone, hydromorphone, cocaine and Xanax.

Police say officers also seized a stolen vehicle and jewelry suspected to be connected to a crime.

The arrests were the culmination of a six-month Six Nations Police investigation dubbed Project Chance.

The OPP and London Police Service helped serve the warrants.

A Six Nations Police spokesperson was not available for comment, but the charges detailed in a media release offer a glimpse at what happened.

Two 23-year-old men, from Brantford and London, respectively, face charges of possessing firearms and stolen property, as well as drug possession with the intent to distribute.

The pair are also charged with three counts of having guns in a vehicle and assault while resisting arrest.

A 22-year-old Ohsweken man is charged with possessing five illegal firearms as well as ammunition. Police allege the accused tampered with the serial number of at least one of the weapons.

He is also charged with drug trafficking and assault while resisting arrest.

Also facing charges related to firearms, stolen property and drugs are a 24-year-old Ohsweken woman and two women from Mississaugas of the Credit, ages 31 and 34.

Police charged a 23-year-old London woman with possession of fentanyl for trafficking.

– The Hamilton Spectator

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