Two brothers are among four men facing drug charges after a large quantity of controlled substances was seized from two residences on Saturday, Jan. 25.
An estimated 25 kilograms of cocaine and 24 kilograms of phenacetin were seized after police executed search warrants at a condominium in the West Mall and the Queensway area and at an apartment at Weston Rd. & Shepard Ave. W. Phenacetin is used as a cutting agent with cocaine.
Det. Daryn Zeleny, of the Drug Squad Enforcement Section was one of 10 officers who made the arrests.
“We were working on other investigations when these guys appeared on our radar,” he said. “This all came together in less than 24 hours.”
The estimated street value of the drugs is $3 million.
“It’s was very obvious they were operating for quite sometime on a very large scale,” Zeleny said.
The Brissett brothers – Bernard and Everald – along with 38-year-old Ervin Malcolm, of Mississauga, face numerous charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. Gary Morris, 46, of Brampton, faces a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking.