Hamilton police arrest more than a dozen people following early morning drug raids

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More than a dozen people have been arrested, following early morning police raids in Hamilton.READ MORE: Police search for suspect they say robbed 5 Hamilton stores within weeksShortly after 5 a.m. Friday, Hamilton Police executed 13 search warrants, including the search of two vehicles and several hotel rooms.Global NewsHelp us improve Globalnews.caGlobal NewsTake the survey now!Story continues below

During the search, officers seized a large quantity of “Purple Heroin” cocaine, methamphetamin and prescription pills valued at almost $140,000.READ MORE: Hamilton property owner sentenced following fatal fireThirteen people were arrested on various charges, including nine men and four women, ranging in age from 26 to 54.“Getting these drugs off the streets is a good start but we’re not done,” says Supt. Ryan Diodati. “We appreciate the public assistance so far and we continue to encourage the public to come forward with information. Together, we can make sure Hamilton remains a safe place for everyone.”Watch: the impact of illegal drugsSubstance use among Ont. students down but concerns rise over fentanyl use

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