Two Brampton men arrested, charged in Niagara Region drug investigation

Published June 23, 2022 at 7:29 am

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Niagara Regional Police Services have arrested and charged two Brampton men in connection to a drug trafficking investigation in St. Catharines and Thorold.

According to police, the investigation was launched in May 2022 and on Tuesday (June 21), detectives arrested two suspects following a traffic stop of a suspect vehicle in Niagara Falls.

During the stop, a search of the car uncovered two loaded handguns and a stash of fentanyl and cocaine. Both suspects were arrested at the scene.

Detectives then executed a search warrant at a hotel room in Niagara Falls where even more cocaine and fentanyl were uncovered and seized.

In total, police estimate the value of the drugs seized to be approximately $40,000.

Arrested and charged are 19-year-old Joshua Clottey and 19-year-old Thshane Edwards of Brampton.

Both are facing a long list of drugs and weapons charges and both are currently being held at the Niagara Detention Centre.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, dial option #3, extension #1009389.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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