Over $1.1M worth of drugs seized in 2-month long investigation

Brantford Police

A two-month long investigation in Brantford and southwestern Ontario uncovered firearms and over $1.1 million worth of illicit drugs.

Project MENACE was a Brantford Police Services joint investigation with the Six Nations Police Service. It was further assisted by the Guelph Police Service Tactical Response Unit and the Ontario Provincial Police Tactical Response Unit.

Police say search warrants were executed on Nov. 17 at residences on Diana Ave., St. George St., and Grey St. in Brantford.

The search warrants uncovered cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and fentanyl.

An estimated street value of $1,178,310 of illicit drugs were seized. Police also seized two loaded handguns, a switch-blade knife, two motor vehicles, an estimated $200,000 worth of jewelry and prescription medication.

27-year-old Colton Dennis and 24-year-old Ryan Forbes from Brantford face multiple drug trafficking and prohibited firearm related charges.

“I am extremely proud of the excellent work and collaboration demonstrated by the Brantford Police Service and the Six Nations Police Service. This investigation has resulted in removing over $1,000,000 in illegal drugs, firearms from our community – the largest seizure of its kind thru a BPS and SNP led investigation,” said Brantford Police Services Chief, Rob Davis.

“I would also like to thank our policing partners and agencies, Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario, Brantford Police Services, Six Nations Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, and Guelph Police Service for their assistance.”