22-year-old Brampton man faces drug trafficking charges, police seize 2,400 doses of fentanyl
Published September 30, 2022 at 9:59 am
A 22-year-old Brampton man faces drug trafficking charges after a lengthy investigation in Owen Sound.
On Sept. 28 police concluded “a lengthy and complex investigation involving a drug trafficker selling illicit drugs in Owen Sound and the Grey-Bruce area,” Owen Sound Police Service said in a press release on Sept. 29.
Police seized 247.5 grams of fentanyl and 93.4 grams of methamphetamine with a combined, estimated street value of $108,000, police said.
“The seized Fentanyl represents over 2,400 potentially fatal doses,” police said.
Police also seized $2,950 in Canadian currency.
In partnership with the Saugeen Shores Police Service and West Grey Police Service, police arrested a Brampton man on Sept. 28.
Mohamed Gabaire, 22, of Brampton is charged with:
- Possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of proceeds from crime
Gabaire was held for a bail hearing in Walkerton on Sept. 29.
“Our community continues to suffer from the effects of the opioid crisis and we continue to see tragic losses,” said Owen Sound Police Chief Craig Ambrose. “I am very proud of the members of our Service and our partner Services who worked together to get these drugs out of circulation and charge the individual responsible for trafficking them.”
The Grey Bruce Health Unit also noted their concern with toxic street drugs including fentanyl and carfentanyl.
“Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is odourless and tasteless and is 100 times stronger than morphine,” said Alexis Cook, program manager of Harm Reduction at the Grey Bruce Health Unit.
There have been at least two fatal overdoses and many more overdose alerts in the area, Cook said.
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Major Drug Seizure in Grey-Bruce. Large quantity of fentanyl and methamphetamine seized, eliminating 2,400 potentially fatal doses from hitting the streets thanks to joint effort by our policing partners @WestGreyPolice and Saugeen Shores Police @SSPSofficial pic.twitter.com/rcOqGKkZDF
— OwenSoundPolice (@OwenSoundPolice) September 29, 2022