Brampton man faces drug trafficking charges after ‘purple’ fentanyl and cocaine seized

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Published May 23, 2023 at 8:04 am

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A Brampton man faces drug trafficking charges after “purple” fentanyl, cocaine, Percocet pills and a firearm were seized.

The items were seized in a drug trafficking investigation and search of locations in Brampton, Vaughan, and Barrie on May 17, Caledon OPP said in a press release.

The Caledon CSCU, with the assistance of OPP Canine, Peel Regional Police Canine, the Barrie Police Drug Unit, and OPP CSCUs from Dufferin, Nottawasaga, Muskoka, Orillia, Southern Georgian Bay, and City of Kawartha Lakes, were involved in the searches.

Joel Clarke, 28, of Brampton, was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
  • Possession of Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Unauthorized Possession of Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of a Restricted Firearm with ammunition
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order – four counts

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Bianca Brown, 26, of Woodbridge, was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Percocet
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

Brown is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on June 5, 2023, to answer to the charges.

The following items were seized:

  • Purple fentanyl (a non-prescription version of fentanyl), cocaine, and Percocet pills
  • Browning High-Power 9mm semi-automatic pistol
  • One 9mm bullet
  • Three pistol magazines (one prohibited high capacity)
  • Bundled Canadian currency
  • Other evidence of drug trafficking

If you suspect illegal activity in your neighbourhood, call 1-888-310-1122. You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, and you never have to testify.

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