St. Catharines man stopped in Fort Erie busted for guns and drugs

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Published February 18, 2022 at 1:22 pm

The Niagara Police seized these weapons and drugs from a St. Catharines home and charged the 69-year-old owner. (Photo: Niagara Police)

A St. Catharine man pulled over in Fort Erie for a routine traffic violation found himself in far deeper water before long.

When he was pulled over on February 10 in Fort Erie, police found ammunition and drugs in his car, all of which they seized.

However, that lead to a search of his home in the Church Street and Court Street area of St. Catharines on February 16 where police found weapons and even more drugs.

They seized a rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, 30 rounds of ammunition, $12,000 suspected to be crime cash, as well as large amounts of crystal meth, MDMA, fentanyl powder and pills, cocaine, Dilaudid and Oxycodone – all with a combined street value of over $600,000.

Robert William Buchanan, 69, of St. Catharines was charged with eight separate counts of firearm violations and six separate counts of drug possession for trafficking and one count of crime cash over $5,000.

He was held in custody and is expected to appear in court on February 23.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111, ext. 1002200 or CrimeStoppers at 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

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