Drug bust near Canada-U.S. border sees charges for Brampton man

Published May 24, 2023 at 8:37 am

A Brampton man is facing charges after police say officers found cocaine during a drug bust near the Canada-U.S. border this week.

Just after 7:30 p.m. on Monday (May 22), the OPP says officers from the Rainy River detachment, Canine Unit and others including members of the Treaty Three Police Service searched an apartment complex on Fifth St. in Fort Frances on the border of Canada and the U.S.

During the search officers found suspected cocaine, an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency and “other items associated with drug trafficking,” police said, and a 30-year-old from Brampton was arrested at the scene.

Dane Brown, 30, of Brampton has been charged with:

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5,000.

The accused was remanded into custody and held for a bail hearing on Tuesday. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Anyone with information on the possession and trafficking of drugs is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also contact CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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