Guelph police say they began an investigation in January specifically looking at the drug, and partnered with Owen Sound police to find the source of the fentanyl.
As part of the investigation, two search warrants were executed in Guelph's west end and two more men were arrested. Police seized 266 grams of purple and blue fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $80,000.
Officers also seized Canadian and American money, two crossbows, a police-style expandable baton, pepper spray and approximately $2,000 worth of stolen property.
A 59-year-old Guelph man has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.
A 44-year-old Guelph man has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of a prohibited weapon and nine counts of possession of a weapon contrary to order.
NEWS RELEASE GUELPH POLICE SERVICE **************************** On March 19, 2019, the Guelph Police went to an Amos Drive residence to assist with an (allegedly) intoxicated male causing a disturbance within the home. Investigation discovered that the male had been an issue over the past two days and there was evidence for the charge of mischief to property. The man was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000 and fail to comply with undertaking. He was later released with conditions and a court date.
On March 19, 2019, one hour after the man had been released, he returned to the Amos Drive residence, breaching a condition he had just been released on. He was arrested and held in custody pending a bail hearing.
The 22-year-old Guelph man is charged with mischief under $5,000 and two counts of breach of undertaking.