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BPS HEAT Team seize over $80,000 in illicit drugs

Brantford Police ServiceBPS HEAT Team seize over $80,000 in illicit drugs

Members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) arrested a Brantford man after a drug trafficking investigation on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

Two Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants were granted for a West Street residence and a vehicle associated with the suspect. 

Members of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team members executed the warrants at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, where the following items were located and seized:

  • Loaded .357 handgun (concealed on the suspect) 
  • 12-gauge shotgun
  • 12-gauge shotgun ammunition
  • .22 caliber ammunition
  • Approximately 126.6 grams of suspected fentanyl
  • Approximately 23.1 grams of suspected cocaine
  • Approximately 436.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • Approximately 498 pills of suspected oxycodone
  • Approximately 213 pills of suspected hydromorphone
  • Digital scales and packaging material commonly used in the trafficking of illegal substances
  • Money counter
  • Canadian Currency

The total estimated street value of the illicit drugs seized by investigators is approximately $80,058. 

Investigation revealed that the suspect was prohibited on multiple orders from possessing firearms.

The loaded handgun located concealed on the suspect, was confirmed as stolen from a break and enter within a neighbouring jurisdiction. 

As a result of the investigation, a 43-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following violations of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Schedule 1, (methamphetamine)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Schedule 1, (fentanyl)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Schedule 1, (cocaine)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Schedule 1, (oxycodone)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Schedule 1, (hydromorphone)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (handgun)
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm (handgun)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (handgun
  • Possession of a restricted firearm (handgun)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (shotgun)
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm (shotgun)
  • Careless storage of a firearm (shotgun)
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order (handgun)
  • Possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order (shotgun)
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order (handgun)
  • Carry concealed weapon (handgun)

The accused has been held for bail.

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