Drug trafficking investigation leads to arrests of Brampton man, Burlington man


Published September 29, 2022 at 9:59 am

Search warrants conducted in Mississauga and Brampton and two other locations led to the seizure of 1 kilogram of methamphetamine, 4 ounces of fentanyl, 3 ounces of cocaine, 200 Oxycodone tablets and a replica firearm. HRPS PHOTO

A Burlington man and Brampton man are facing multiple charges after the completion of a drug trafficking investigation this summer by Halton Regional Police.

Members of Halton police’s Drug and Human Trafficking Unit (DHTU) launched an investigation this past summer into the suspected distribution of illicit controlled substances in Burlington and the surrounding area.

The DHTU, with the with the assistance of other specialized HRPS units, wrapped up the investigation between Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 27 and 28), and arrested the two men.

Police conducted raids in Mississauga, Brampton, and two locations in Burlington. A vehicle associated to the investigation was also searched.

As a result, investigators seized approximately:

  • 1 kilogram of methamphetamine
  • 4 ounces of fentanyl
  • 3 ounces of cocaine
  • 200 Oxycodone tablets
  • Replica firearm

Patrick McNerney, 51, of Burlington has been charged with three counts Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl).

Kevon Samuel-Barriteau, 28, of Brampton has been charged with three counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl) and four counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, oxycodone).

Both McNerney and Samuel-Barriteau have a scheduled October 2022 court date in relation to these charges.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Drug and Human Trafficking Unit at 905-825-4777, ext. 5331.

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


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