Burlington man charged with multiple drug offences

Published March 29, 2021 at 10:21 am

Police say on March 26, 2021, at 5:40 p.m., members of the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, attempted to stop an individual in a motor vehicle with the assistance of the Tactical Rescue Unit.

According to police, the motor vehicle was in the area of Highway 6 North and Leslie Road in Wellington County and was in relation to a drug trafficking investigation.

Police say the driver attempted to flee in his vehicle and struck a police cruiser and a civilian vehicle before losing control and driving into a nearby ditch.

According to police, the driver was placed under arrest at that time. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident and damage to the vehicles was minor, police say.

George Smith, a 27-year-old from Burlington has been charged with flight from peace officer, dangerous operation, failing to stop after accident, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of property obtained by crime, possession for the purpose of trafficking: methamphetamine (2 counts), possession for the purpose of trafficking: cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking: fentanyl, possession for the purpose of trafficking: oxycodone and possession for the purpose of trafficking: hydromorphone.

As a result of the arrest, two Criminal Code search warrants were executed in Burlington and in Wasaga Beach, according to police.

Police say 2308 grams of methamphetamine, 246 grams of cocaine, 271 grams of fentanyl, 50 hydromorphone pills, 6 Oxycodone pills, approximately $9000 in Canadian currency and a flick knife were seized as a result of the investigation.

Smith was held in custody pending a bail hearing, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Scott Heyerman of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2342.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Photo: HRPS

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