Over $50,000 in drugs seized in Port Colborne drug bust, three charged

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Published June 28, 2024 at 8:17 pm

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Three people have been charged in connection with an investigation into the sale of drugs in Port Colborne. NRPS PHOTO

Two women and a man have been charged in connection with an investigation into the sale of illegal drugs valued at over $50,000 in Port Colborne.

An investigation started earlier this month by Niagara Regional Police identified a residence on Steele Street and a police warrant was issued.

Police would end up seizing:

  • 7 grams of fentanyl with an estimated street value of $45,000
  • 2 grams of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1820
  • 32 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $3200
  • $1035 in currency
  • A shotgun with live ammunition unsafely stored and serial numbers removed.

Three people have been charged.

Angela Elizabeth Cirillo, 54, of Niagara Falls has been charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
  • Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing the Serial Number has been Tampered With
  • Possession of a firearm Without a Licence

Jeffrey Patrick Ring, 45, of Port Colborne has been charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
  • Carless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing the Serial Number has been Tampered With
  • Possession of a Firearm Without a Licence
  • Possess Weapon Contrary to Court Imposed Prohibition
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Cirillo and Ring were held in custody for a video bail hearing at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharine on June 27.

Meghan Sarah Smith, 34, of Port Colborne has been charged with:

  • Possession of controlled substance – Fentanyl
  • Possession of controlled substance – Crystal Methamphetamine

Smith was later released by promising to report to court on a future date.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1023300. Information can also be provided anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers of Niagara at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersniagara.ca.

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