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Saint John Police say a North End raid yesterday has removed a large quantity of drugs from the streets.

A combined force of the Street Crime Unit – Emergency Tactical Squad – and Kennebecasis Regional Police swooped in on the North End location armed with a warrant. They seized a large quantity of what is believed to be crystal meth – cocaine – and prescription pills. They also seized some weapons and a large quantity of cash.

Police say 5 people were taken into custody with 2 facing several charges while the other three were released without charges. A court date for the two facing charges has not been set.