Project Antagonist nets $52K in illegal drugs in Cornwall; three arrested

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A new joint police force tackling drug and opioid trafficking has made a seizure of drugs, weapons and cash worth over $52,000.

Police also arrested three Cornwallites.

Officers with Project Antagonist – a Cornwall Police Service and OPP organized crime team – searched two homes on Baldwin Avenue and First Street East earlier this month.

They seized fentanyl, meth, cocaine, Adderall and Suboxone (both opioid medications, one to treat ADHD and the other is an opioid blocker used to treat opioid addiction), a handgun, knives and cash.

Police say the drugs are worth $52,375 with $47,000 of that being fentanyl.

Two men, ages 31 and 39, and a 42-year-old woman are facing drug trafficking charges.

CPS Field Operations Insp. Chad Maxwell said the force looks forward to working with the OPP to “dismantle these criminal operations.”

“I’m extremely proud of the success of this project team and I look forward to its continued accomplishments,” OPP Acting Deputy Director Chris Kettyle added.