Police officer hurt during arrest, seizure of $40K in drugs

Fentanyl, marijuana, and other drugs seized by London police during a traffic stop, May 1, 2021. Photo courtesy of London police.

Two men are facing charges after a weekend traffic stop that saw a London police officer hurt and $40,000 worth of various drugs seized.

Officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Horton and Clarence streets on Saturday to arrest a man wanted on an outstanding warrant.

A search of the vehicle tuned up 58 grams of suspected fentanyl, 2.4 kilograms of marijuana, 72 Dilaudid pills, and one gram of crystal methamphetamine. Nearly $4,000 cash and a cellphone were also seized.

During the arrest of the driver and passenger of the vehicle, an officer suffered minor injuries.

A 55-year-old London man and a 56-year-old Brooke-Alvinston man are charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana in a public place.

The Brooke-Alvinston man is also charged with two other drug related offences and resisting arrest.

Both men were scheduled to appear in court in relation to the charges on Monday.