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Drug warrants executive through collaborative effort

December 20, 2016
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On December 15th, 2016 at 5:00 a.m., the Hanover Police Service with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police Drug Enforcement Unit, Saugeen Shores Police Service and the West Grey Police Service executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of 11th Avenue in the Town of Hanover. 

As a result of the search warrant, seven (7) suspects, including 4 adult females, 2 adult males and 1 male youth were arrested at the residence.

Police also apprehended six children found in the residence ranging in age from infants to 14 years who were taken into the care of the Bruce-Grey Child and Family Services.

An eighth suspect of Durham remains in custody on other charges from the West Grey Police Service and will make a  court appearance in Walkerton on December 20th, 2016.

Then, on December 16th, 2016, at approximately 9:30 a.m., a second Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed by the Hanover Police Service, again with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police Drug Enforcement Unit, Saugeen Shores Police Service and the West Grey Police Service. This search was at a residence in the 200 block of Countess Street in Durham, Ontario.

As a result of the search warrants, Police investigators seized a quantity of Methamphetamine, Fentanyl and Heroin for the purposes of trafficking along with a small quantity of Marihuana. The total value of the seized drugs is estimated at $6,000.

Three males, ages 32 to 34 , a male youth and four females, ages 22 to 49,  are facing multiple charges ranging from drugs for trafficking that include heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine and cannabis marihuana, possession of prohibited weapons, drug trafficking paraphernalia, money counters, body armour and other offence related property along with $16,500 in Canadian Currency.  

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This investigation and the subsequent arrests will disrupt the flow of illicit drugs in many communities across Grey-Bruce and beyond. It is a great example of policing partners working jointly in a coordinated effort to ensure that communities across the region remain safer while the suspects involved in illicit drug activities are held accountable.

This investigation remains active and further charges are pending.


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