OPP arrest 6 in alleged cocaine-trafficking ring in Quinte West and GTA

Six people have been arrested as part of an alleged cocaine-trafficking network in and around the City of Quinte West and Greater Toronto Area.

Last fall, the OPP launched “Project UMA” which was an extensive drug investigation in collaboration with the Toronto Police Service and Belleville Police Service.

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On Monday, OPP’s emergency response team, canine unit and the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force executive five search warrants in the City of Quinte West and the GTA where they seized cocaine and a vehicle and arrested six people.

Craig James Ross, 57, Trevor Ross, 35, and Lorena Ross, 56, all of Quinte West, are each charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).

Ryan Dean, 31, of Quinte West, is charged with possession of a Schedule I substance (cocaine).

Diana Swartzman, 35, and Wayne Smith, 42, both of Toronto, are each charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine and oxycodone).

OPP are still seeking information regarding the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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