Stolen car in Caledon leads to drug trafficking bust: police

Published December 8, 2022 at 8:22 am

An investigation into a stolen car in Caledon has ended in fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking charges.

The Caledon OPP says officers began investigating a stolen blue Chevrolet Cobalt in November. Police say officers located the vehicle leaving a residence on Tuesday and pulled the driver over.

Police say the male driver had drugs in their possession, and investigators searched a home Charleston Side Road in Caledon recovering 32 grams of suspected purple fentanyl, 69 grams of suspected powder cocaine, 2 grams of methamphetamine, 46 grams of cannabis, cash, scales and stolen licence plates, and .22 calibre ammunition, among other items.

Matthew Cassivi, 31, of Caledon has been changed with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance – methamphetamine
  • Transport firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Drive while under suspension
  • Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available
  • Drive motor vehicle with speed measuring warning device.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on Feb 13. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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