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80 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Taken Off Sudbury Streets

80 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Taken Off Sudbury Streets

Greater Sudbury Police Service

SUDBURY, ONTARIO  February 20, 2020  (LSN)  Shortly after 6:00 a.m., on February 20th, 2020, Police from the Greater Sudbury Police I.C.T. and Tactical Unit along with the Ontario Provincial Police O.C.E.B. executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Search Warrant at an address on the Kingsway in Greater Sudbury.

Quantities of Fentanyl and Cocaine worth a total value of $13,860 were seized in addition to $8,605 in Canadian currency, $153 in American currency and 10 Euros.

The subsequent investigation resulted in the following charges;

  • a 38-year old male has been charged with two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • A warrant being issued for a 33-year old female for two counts of Possession of the Purpose of Trafficking and one Count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • A 40-year old male arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for Fail to Attend Court
  • A 27-year old male and a 35-year old female were arrested but released at the scene without any charges at the conclusion of the search warrant

The individuals facing charges are not permitted to be named as the information for the charges have not been sworn to.

The amount of Fentanyl seized represents 80 lethal doses that could have reached the community.  

In November of 2019, the Greater Sudbury Police Integrated Crime Team (I.C.T.) working in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (O.C.E.B.) commenced multiple investigations intending to disrupt drug trafficking operations entering and operating within the City of Greater Sudbury.

The Drug Enforcement Unit of the Integrated Crime Team remains committed to working collaboratively with the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau and will continue to focus its efforts on major crime operations that pose a direct and elevated threat to the safety, security and wellness of our community. The Integrated Crime Team aims to identify and disrupt organized crime in Greater Sudbury through innovative technology, collaborative partnerships and traditional Police work resulting in the arrests of those involved, holding them accountable for their criminal activities and the seizure of illegal drugs, prohibited firearms and proceeds of crime.

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