Twelve northwestern Ontario residents are facing a total of 75 charges after a massive drug bust in the Rainy River area.

The North West Region OPP say members of the OPP and Treaty Three Police Service executed two search warrants at two residences on the 400 Block of Portage Avenue South in Fort Frances on March 2, after a joint investigation into drug trafficking in the area.

As a result, police found and seized quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, hydromorphone and xanax. As well, police found evidence of drug trafficking, a firearm and Canadian currency.

Police have released charges for 43-year-old Robert Gouliquer of no fixed address. They include:

- Possession of Schedule I Substance (fentanyl) for the purpose of trafficking,
- Possession of Schedule I Substance (methamphetamine) for the purpose of trafficking,
- Possession of Schedule IV Substance (xanax) for the purpose of trafficking,
- Unauthorized possession of a weapon,
- Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose,
- Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000,
- Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order x 3,
- Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon,
- Careless storage of a firearm,
- Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm,
- Fail to comply – release order x 2,

Police have also released charges for 33-year-old Lindsey Allen of no fixed address. They include:

- Possession of Schedule I Substance (fentanyl) for the purpose of trafficking,
- Possession of Schedule I Substance (methamphetamine) for the purpose of trafficking,
- Possession of Schedule I Substance (hydromorphone) for the purpose of trafficking,
- Possession of Schedule IV Substance (xanax for the purpose of trafficking,
- Unauthorized possession of a weapon,
- Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose,
- Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Both Gouliquer and Allen are currently in custody and are set to appear in Bail Courts on March 10.

The remaining 10 accused, who were not named by police, have been released from custody and are all set to appear in courts at a later date.

The OPP add if you have any information on this event or any other crime activity in the area, contact them at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).