Four Dryden residents are facing a few charges for allegedly trafficking cocaine and other drugs in the region after a search warrant was executed last week.

The Dryden OPP says on December 14, members of the OPP and Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service executed the search warrant at a Duke Street residence in Dryden, as officers seized hydromorphone, oxycodone, cocaine, Canadian currency and items associated with drug trafficking.

As a result, 62-year-old Kathleen Tait of Dryden is facing charges of:

- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine,
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid,
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000,
- Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon,

As well, 47-year-old Adrian Biczok of Dryden is facing charges of:

- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine,
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid,
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000,
- Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon,

As well, 28-year-old Jennifer King of Dryden is facing charges of:

- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine,
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid,
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000,
- Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon,

As well, 25-year-old Jonathan King of Dryden is facing charges of:

- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine,
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid,
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000,
- Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon,

The OPP says all four of the accused have been released and will appear in Dryden courts on January 9, 2023, to answer the charges.

Police add that anyone with any information regarding the trafficking of illegal drugs in the region is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.crimestoppers.ca.