Five drug warrants executed in Cornwall; arrests made

SD&G O.P.P. officers speak to a man at the scene of a drug bust on Alice Street Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 in Cornwall, Ont. Four homes were searched as part of a multi-agency drug bust. At the request of the O.P.P., Cornwall Newswatch has concealed the identity of the officers, some of whom do undercover work for the force. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Five locations in the city have been searched as part of an investigation into illegal drug activity.

The Cornwall Street Crime Unit has executed search warrants with the assistance of the Cornwall Emergency Response Team, SD&G O.P.P., RCMP and the CBSA.

Several arrests have been made as an undisclosed quantity of illegal drugs has been seized.

One officer was cut while gaining entry into one of the places.

One of the homes is at 332-332A Alice Street, where O.P.P. officers could be seen and heard rummaging through the duplex between Walton and First Streets.

Cornwall police Const. Dan Cloutier said distraction devices were used and there were no shots fired by officers.

Residents reported hearing the distraction devices in the area of Marlborough and Ninth Streets, while a witness told CNW there was a heavy police presence, including a canine unit, around a store north of McConnell Avenue and Montreal Road.

No names have been released as the investigation is ongoing.

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