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Police seize $800k-plus in drugs, cash

Seventeen people are facing charges as a result of Project Baldwin, a Durham police-led investigation that netted hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs and cash, as well as several guns, ammunition and more.

Seventeen people are facing charges as a result of Project Baldwin, a Durham police-led investigation that netted hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs and cash, as well as several guns, ammunition and more.

Four Oshawa residents are among those facing charges after a GTA-wide police operation seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs, cash and vehicles, along with firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Project Baldwin, led by Durham police, began in January. Starting earlier this month, 21 search warrants were executed across the GTA, including 11 in Durham Region.

In total, police seized approximately $502,000 in drugs, including cocaine, pharmaceuticals and marijuana. Police also seized $340,000 in cash, eight vehicles, a ballistic vest, two handguns, a machine gun and more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition.

As a result of Project Baldwin, 17 people are facing 113 charges.

A 34-year-old Oshawa male has been charged with six counts of trafficking oxycodone, four counts of trafficking cocaine, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking oxycodone, and one count each of trafficking marijuana, possession for the purpose of trafficking methadone and possession of cocaine.

A 26-year-old Oshawa female has been charged with possession of methadone for the purpose of trafficking, possession of oxycodone for purpose of trafficking and possession of cocaine.

A 49-year-old Oshawa female has been charged with trafficking oxycodone pills.

A 44-year-old Oshawa male has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking oxycodone, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, three counts of breaching a recognizance, two counts of breaching an undertaking and one count of possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000.