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BPS HEAT Unit arrest Brantford man in drug trafficking investigation

Brantford Police ServiceBPS HEAT Unit arrest Brantford man in drug trafficking investigation

Members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (H.E.A.T.) completed a drug trafficking investigation, arresting a Brantford man on drug trafficking and firearms related charges on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Officers seized a loaded firearm and over $41,000 in suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine. 

Members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (H.E.A.T.) launched a drug trafficking investigation Tuesday, April 25, 2023, regarding a man who was allegedly selling methamphetamine and fentanyl from a Dunsdon Street residence.

Through investigation, officers received judicial authorization through a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant for the Dunsdon Street residence.

On Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at approximately 5:45 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Services Emergency Response Team (E.R.T) executed the search warrant. The Brantford Police Service K-9 Unit, IDENT Unit and Uniform Patrol also provided assistance. The suspect was located within the residence and arrested without incident.

Search incident to arrest located the following:

  • Approximately 100.8 grams of suspected fentanyl (schedule I) with an estimated street value of $40,320
  • Approximately 3.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine (schedule I) with an estimated street value of $740
  • Loaded 12-gauge shotgun
  • Ammunition
  • A pellet gun
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Canadian currency

The total estimated street value of seized drugs located on the accused is $41,060.

Additionally, it was determined that the accused was bound by a valid Release Order and in violation of five separate firearms prohibition orders.

As a result of the investigation, James MACKIE, 31, of Brantford, stands charged with the following offences:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Fentanyl), contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine), contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Careless Storage of Firearm (Prohibited Shotgun), contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Weapon (Pellet Gun) for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Weapon (Prohibited Shotgun), contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (Prohibited Shotgun), contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Firearm (Prohibited Shotgun), contrary to order x 5, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Failure to Comply with Judicial Release Order, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Firearm (Prohibited Shotgun), with Ammunition, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Ammunition, contrary to order x 5, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Firearm (Pellet Gun), contrary to order x 5, contrary to the Criminal Code

The accused was held for bail.

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