Ottawa Drug Trafficking: OPP seizes $500,000 worth of illegal drugs

Ontario Provincial Police say officers seized half a million dollars worth of illegal street drugs after an arrest in Ottawa.

The OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Office began an investigation into drug trafficking in the capital in June. Three places in Ottawa were searched Friday after police obtained arrest warrants, after which a man was arrested and numerous drugs were seized.

Police say officers seized more than 12kg of suspected cocaine, 540 tablets of suspected MDMA, more than 5,000 suspected oxycodone pills, 650g of suspected crystal meth, over 1,000 suspected methamphetamine tablets, 4kg of what police described as “a suspected cutting tool”, as well as ammunition, a cocaine press, and US currency.

Police say the street value of the drugs is $500,000.

Jason Dizzell, 30, of Ottawa faces numerous drug trafficking charges. He was detained last weekend and is due to appear in court on Monday.

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