WRPS Direct Action Response Team Seizes over $95,000 Worth of Drugs

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Direct Action Response Team (DART) has seized over $95,000 worth of drugs after completing a search warrant in Cambridge.

On May 11, 2023, members of DART and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) completed a search warrant at a residence in the area of Beverly Street and Main Street.

Investigators seized a large amount of drugs, including suspected cocaine (crack and powdered), fentanyl, methamphetamine, oxycodone, and morphine. The approximate value of the seized drugs is over $95,000.

Canadian currency, a handgun, a magazine, ammunition, and stolen property were also seized.

A 41-year-old Cambridge male was arrested and charged with:

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking (six counts)

· Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

· Possession of property obtained by crime (two counts)

· Unsafe storage of a firearm

· Unsafe storage of ammunition

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Unauthorized possession of ammunition

· Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Possess firearm with an altered serial number

· Possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order

· Possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order

The accused was held in police custody for a bail hearing.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Direct-Action Response Team is committed to the safety of all citizens through proactive initiatives. Members of the community are reminded that they can report suspicious activity anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.

Occ: 23-129025 (967)

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Waterloo Regional Police Service
Public Information Unit
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188

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