3 men in police custody following Project R-Bar arrests

Three Toronto men have been charged with multiple drug offences following an investigation by officers in 55 Division.

The investigation, named Project R-Bar, was in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police annual Lock it or Lose it campaign, a program encouraging drivers to become more proactive in their fight against theft from vehicles.

On Jan. 12, three search warrants were executed in which police allege to have found various quantities of crack cocaine, cocaine, hashish, marijuana, ecstasy, Tylenol 3, Percocet, Oxycontin, Viagra, Zantac, and Clonazepam.

Police also allege to have found 215 items they believe to be stolen from vehicles such as GPSs, jewellery, cell phones, electronics, and tools.

John Carty, 36, has been charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine.

Timothy Shields, 47, is facing one count of trafficking cocaine.

Ronald Martin, 45, has been charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine, possession of proceeds of crime, hashish over $5,000, hashish for the purpose of trafficking, marijuana over $5,000, marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, ecstasy, and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Police allege that drugs were being sold in return for stolen property.

A total of 13 people have been arrested as a result of Project R-Bar.