Three arrested in St Catharines after allegations of drug sales


Published June 24, 2021 at 6:04 pm


An ongoing investigation into allegations of the sale of illegal drugs from a St Catharines home resulted in the arrest of three people yesterday (June 23).

Since April 2021, detectives with the Niagara Regional Police have been investigating a home in the Edith Street and Chetwood Street area.

On June 23 at 2:55 pm, officers arrested the three suspects after they reportedly found $1,730 in the house, which they believed to be a result of the alleged crime.

In addition, detectives seized three bicycles, all of which are alleged to be stolen.

After a warrant was served, police seized an alleged 8.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine and other illegal narcotics.

Police say the street value of the seized drugs is estimated at $6,000.

Jan William Altorf, 18, of St. Catharines, was arrested and charged with possession of several illegal substances for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Shelley Lynn Guay, 53, of St. Catharines, is also facing drug and trafficking-related charges. 

Both were held in custody pending a bail hearing that is expected to take place today (June 24).

A third man, Geoffrey Bruce Sutherland, 60, of St. Catharines was arrested and charged with drug-related offences and assault with intent to resist arrest.

He will appear in court on June 23.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111, ext. 1002200

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