Man arrested after $33,090 worth of illegal drugs found in St. Catharines

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Published July 31, 2021 at 3:24 pm

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One man has been arrested in an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics in St. Catharines.

On Friday, July 30, police detectives were granted search warrants to four locations and a 2007 grey Honda.  The locations included residences in St. Catharines (St. Paul Street near Court Street and Read Road near Lakeshore Road) and Toronto (York Mills Road near Sandover Drive).

An orchard on Read Road near Lakeshore Road in Niagara on the Lake was also searched.

“Officers from the NRPS Emergency Task Unit and uniform officers from our 1 District St. Catharines office assisted with the St. Catharines warrants.  Officers from the Toronto Police assisted with the warrant in their jurisdiction,” said police.

As a result of the search, police say they located a quantity of drugs with an estimated street value of $33,090.00. Detectives also seized cash ($24,463) and appraised jewelry ($53,550) as proceeds of crime.

A male suspect was located at the St. Paul Street location and arrested. He is identified as 35 year old Toronto man Jermin George Wilkins.

Wilkins is charged with multiple counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

He was held in custody and will attend a video bail hearing to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines today (July 31).

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