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TWO CHARGED AFTER PROACTIVE PATROL LEADS TO LARGE DRUG SEIZURE

On Sunday January 22nd, 2024 at approximately 4:00 a.m. a uniform patrol member was conducting proactive patrols in the downtown core when he observed a motor vehicle committing a Highway Traffic Act violation.

Further investigation revealed that the male driver was prohibited from driving, had a suspended driver’s licence and was wanted on a province wide warrant.  The male driver was arrested at which time a search of the motor vehicle was conducted. The search resulted in officers locating 144 grams of fentanyl and 52 grams of cocaine, in addition to more than $10,000 in Canadian currency.  The street value of the fentanyl is approximately $29,000 and the cocaine is approximately $5000. 

The seizure of 144 grams of Fentanyl is significant, and represents as many as 1440 individual doses of the drug.

Since 2020, the Owen Sound Police have attended 39 deaths in Owen Sound in which the cause of death has been suspected drug toxicity.  Fentanyl was the drug responsible for the deaths in the majority of cases. 

A 32 year old male from Mississauga and a 22 year old Brantford male were jointly charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule I substance, Fentanyl.
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule I substance, Cocaine.
  • Possession of property obtained by crime. 

The 22 year old Brantford male was also charged with breaching the terms of his bail, from prior outstanding drug trafficking charges originating in Peel Region.

Both males were held for a bail hearing in Owen Sound and remain in custody.