Greater Sudbury Police arrested two men on March 19 in connection to a months-long drug trafficking investigation.
In November of 2019, the Greater Sudbury Police Service Integrated Crime Team (I.C.T.) working in collaboration with the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau commenced multiple investigations intending to disrupt drug trafficking operations entering and operating within the city of Greater Sudbury.
Shortly after 5 p.m., on March 19, officers from the GSPS I.C.T. and Tactical Unit along with the Ontario Provincial Police O.C.E.B. located individuals related to an active drug investigation in the area of Sandra Street in Garson.
Based on the ongoing investigation, the two individuals were arrested in a parking lot.
Upon completing a search, officers located a .22 calibre revolver handgun. Officers also found a quantity of fentanyl, cocaine and LSD worth $4,800 and seized an additional $4,000 in Canadian currency.
As a result of the investigation, the two men were charged with multiple offences under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
A 27-year-old man from Greater Sudbury was charged with the following:
- Resisting/Obstruct a Peace Officer
- Assault Peace Officer with Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
- Careless Use of a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Use Firearm in the Commission of an Offence
- Pointing a Firearm
- Possession of Firearm/Weapon contrary to a Prohibition Order (six counts)
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule I Substance (Cocaine)
- Fail to Comply with Recognizance of Bail (two counts)
- Breach of Probation Order
The man was held in police custody and will attend bail on Friday, March 20 to answer the charge.
A 23-year-old man from Greater Sudbury was charged with the following:
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule I substance (Cocaine)
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 (Currency)
- Possession of a Controlled Schedule I substance (Fentanyl)
The man was released on a Promise to Appear.
The names of the individuals cannot be released as the information has not yet been sworn through the court process.