Six arrested, 174 charges in Project Antagonist Cornwall drug bust

In this provided photo, guns, ammunition and drugs are displayed after a bust in Cornwall on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. There are six Cornwall people facing a total of 174 charges. (CPS via Newswatch Group)

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 9:12 p.m. Friday to correct the total number of charges. A tally of the charges comes to a total of 174, not 185 as stated by the Cornwall Police Service.

CORNWALL – A combined forces drug team has carried out its second large-scale drug bust with the arrests of a half dozen people and the laying of 174 charges.

The Project Antagonist team of the Cornwall Police Service and the OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, as well as the Canada Border Services Agency, searched homes on Lefebvre Avenue and Easton Avenue this week.

CPS says $84,000 in various illegal drugs and cash was seized. There were also firearms, crossbows and ammunition seized.

Six people from Cornwall, ages 20 to 44, are facing numerous charges.

The team of the two police forces was created earlier this year to tackle drug and opioid trafficking in the City of Cornwall and the surrounding area.