Cocaine and opioid bust near Canada-U.S. border sees trafficking charges for Brampton man

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Published January 26, 2024 at 12:37 pm

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A months-long drug investigation near the Canada-U.S. border has led to charges for a pair from Brampton and Scarborough accused of trafficking.

The OPP says police first began looking into the suspected drug trafficking back in July, with officers from the Stormont Dundas & Glengarry detachment investigating.

Some six months later, police say officers searched a residence on Thursday Gulf Street in Cornwall, approximately 120 kilometres south of Ottawa near the Canada-U.S. border with Massena, NY.

Investigators say an undisclosed quantity of suspected fentanyl and cocaine were seized in the raid, and that a 23-year-old from Brampton and a 26-year-old from Scarborough were arrested and charged.

The OPP says Sole Cole, 23, of Brampton, and Malik Fisher, 26, of Scarborough each face multiple offences, including opioid and cocaine-related trafficking charges and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000. Fisher was also charged with four counts of breach of recognizance.

Police say the accused from Brampton was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall at a later date, while the accused from Scarborough remains in custody.

Anyone with information on this investigation can contact the OPP non-emergency line by calling 1-888-310-1122 toll-free anywhere in Ontario. You can also leave anonymous tips by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppers.ca.

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