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Sudbury police make five arrests after downtown drug crackdown

One man headbutted and kicked officers after they placed him under arrest 

Greater Sudbury Police arrested five people Nov. 28 and 29 after conducting “focused patrols” in downtown Sudbury in relation to suspected illegal drug activity and loitering.

The patrols by the Integrated Crime Team (I.C.T) were conducted on Elm Street, Cedar Street, Larch Street and Beech Street.

Among those arrested were:

  • A 21-year old man for two counts of Theft Under $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and three counts of Breach of Probation.
  • A 24-year old woman for Fraud Under $5,000
  • A 32-year old man for Breach of Probation
  • A 36-year old man for Fraud Under $5,000, Possession of a Credit Card and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

The fifth arrest took place around 11:20 a.m. Nov. 29, when members of the I.C.T. witnessed a man making hand-to-hand drug transactions near the intersection of Cedar Street and Young Street. 

The detectives approached the man, identified themselves as police and told the man he was under arrest.

The suspect attempted to flee from officers, but didn't make it far. He then became aggressive with the officers, headbutting and kicking them.

After searching the man, officers found multiple weapons, including knives and pepper spray, as well as, Fentanyl packaged for distribution and money. The drugs seized are valued at around $5,600, along with $1,435 in cash.

The 29-year-old suspect has been charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Trafficking a Schedule I Controlled Substance
  • Assault Police with Intent to Resist
  • Two counts of Assault Police
  • Two counts of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Two counts of Carry Concealed Weapon
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Breach of Probation

The man was held in police custody, and attended bail court Nov. 30.