London, Ontario – London Police Guns and Drugs officers seized $462,400 worth of crystal methamphetamine, along with a shotgun, 1500 rounds of ammunition and $60,000 in cash Thursday after search warrants were executed at a residence on Dundas Street and at a location on Ashland Avenue.
The following items were seized:
• 4.624 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (valued at $462,400)
• Shotgun and approximately 1500 rounds of ammunition
• Approximately $60,000 in cash
• Digital scale
“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, officer in charge of the LPS Guns and Drugs Section. “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.”
As a result of the investigation, William Lyle Joseph Boyd, 44, and Mark Andrew Bruner, 42, both of London, are jointly charged with:
• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking;
• Possess a restricted or prohibited firearm without holding a licence;
• Possess firearm other than restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence.
Boyd is further charged with possess firearm while prohibited.
Both were arrested without incident and Boyd is next expected to appear in London court on January 14, 2019, while Bruner is expected to appear in court today in relation to the charges.
The Guns and Drugs Section is comprised of members of the London Police Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Ontario Provincial Police. This investigation has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com
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