Brampton man faces fentanyl trafficking, firearms charges

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Published August 20, 2021 at 9:42 pm

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A Brampton man faces a string of charges after about 35 pounds of suspected fentanyl was found during a shooting investigation earlier this week, police say.

Peel Regional Police say that on Wednesday (Aug. 18), they began an investigation into an incident that involving a man shooting a gun at an individual. As a result of the investigation, a Csearch warrant was executed at a residence in Brampton. The accused was arrested, and a loaded firearm and 16.5 kilograms of suspected fentanyl was located in the residence.

Yash Arora, 23, of Brampton, is facing two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl. He is also facing one count apiece of uttering death threats, unauthorized possession of a firearm, pointing a firearm, discharging a firearm with invent, possession of a loaded, prohibited or restricted firearm, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Arora was held for a bail hearing in a Brampton court on Friday. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with Peel police 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2133. 

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

(Cover photo courtesy of Peel Regional Police.)

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