Large Fentanyl Seizure in Ottawa: L’Ancienne-Lorette Woman Arrested
Operation Amethyst was launched eight months ago in Ottawa.
A 22-year-old woman from L'Ancienne-Lorette, Johanie Rochon, was arrested in Ottawa for trafficking firearms and trafficking narcotics on Wednesday.
During this eight-month investigation, police made one of the largest fentanyl seizures in the country's history. Four Ottawa men were also arrested, ranging in age from 20 to 26.
Police seized a total of nine firearms, including a semi-automatic weapon, 2.5 kilograms of fentanyl, 1800 grams of crystal meth, nearly 700 grams of cocaine and more than 2,000 opioid narcotic pills.
From 2.5 kilograms of fentanyl, traffickers can produce up to 1,250,000 life-threatening doses at retail, a said the Ottawa Police Service.
In all, the five accused face more than 100 charges relating to firearms, trafficking in firearms fire, possession for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking in controlled substances, possession of proceeds of crime, breach of bail conditions, flight from police and dangerous driving.