Two charged in one of London’s biggest ever meth busts

$462K worth of crystal methamphetamine, a shot gun and ammunition seized by London police, January 9, 2020. Photo courtesy of London police.

In one of the service’s largest crystal methamphetamine seizures to date, London police turned up more than $462,000 worth of the drug during a raid at two city homes.

Officers with the guns and drugs section, which is made up of members of the London Police Service, RCMP, and OPP, searched a home on Dundas Street and a location on Ashland Avenue last Thursday. According to police, 4.624 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine valued at $462,400, a shotgun, 1,500 rounds of ammunition, a digital scale, and approximately $60,000 cash was seized.

“This is one of the largest seizures of crystal methamphetamine that we have seen to date, and almost certainly the largest in our history,” said Detective Sergeant Rob Merrimen. “While this is a significant quantity, we know there is always more out there. Our focus remains addressing the threat to community safety and well-being posed by illegally-possessed firearms and drugs such as crystal methamphetamine, opioids and others.”

William Lyle Joseph Boyd, 44, and Mark Andrew Bruner, 42, both of London, were arrested without incident in connection with the drug bust. They are now charged with possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm without holding a licence, and possession of a firearm other than restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence.

Boyd also faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm while prohibited.