Almost $300,000 worth of drugs seized in London

Drugs seized by London police Wednesday night. Photo released by London Police Service.

In the largest fentanyl seizure to date in London, Guns and Drugs officers seized $295,600 of powdered fentanyl, along with two Naloxone kits, cocaine and cash after a search warrant was executed at a residence on Castlegrove Boulevard last night.

On January 2nd, at approximately 8 p.m., in the area of Oxford Street East and Adelaide Street, Guns and Drugs officers observed suspicious activity believed to be a drug transaction by a man in a rental vehicle. The vehicle was stopped, and the driver was arrested without incident. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a quantity of drugs and cash.

As a result of the arrest and seizure, members of the LPS Guns and Drugs Section obtained a search warrant for a residence on Castlegrove Boulevard. During the execution of the warrant, a woman was located inside the home.

The following items were seized:

  • 739 grams of fentanyl, value $295,600
  • 36.5 grams of cocaine, value $3,650
  • Approximately $13,000 in cash
  • Digital scales
  • Two naloxone kits

Police say Emily Victoria Botsford, 30, and Daniel John McLeod, 43, both of London, have been jointly charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The Guns and Drugs Section is comprised of members of the London Police Service, RCMP, and OPP. This investigation has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to

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