Police arrest ninth person in connection with alleged drug ring in Niagara Region
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been called in after a police-involved shooting in St. Catharines sent a man to hospital. (CP24)
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- Police have arrested a ninth person in an alleged southern Ontario drug ring that investigators say has ties to the Toronto area.
Niagara Regional police say the arrest, part of a six-month investigation dubbed Project Icarus, uncovered evidence of a large cocaine trafficking ring covering several communities in the area.
Last week, police charged eight people in a massive sting that involved more than 100 officers in 13 search warrants across Welland, Port Colborne, Fort Erie, Oakville and Niagara Falls.
Police say they've recovered numerous drugs, about $175,000 cash, 11 guns and a Mercedes Benz.
Penny Corriveau, 56, of Welland, Ont., has been charged with trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to traffic cocaine and possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000.