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$365,00 Drug Bust

Source: OPP
Date: Thu Jun 20 03:35:37 MST 2024

(LEAMINGTON) One person is facing numerous charges after police executed two search warrants at residences in the Municipality of Leamington. Police executed two additional search warrants on motor vehicles.

On June 18, 2024, at 4:30 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Essex County Community Street Crime Unit, OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, OPP Emergency Response Team, OPP Essex County (Leamington) detachment, and the OPP Canine Unit executed warrants at locations on Elliott Street and Talbot Street East in Leamington.

Police seized significant quantities of fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and Xanax with an estimated street value in excess of $365,000. A photo of the seized drugs, drug trafficking paraphernalia, currency, mobile phones and body armour is attached to this media release.

Shelldon STEWART, 41-years-old of Leamington, is charged with the following Criminal Code (CC) and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) offences:

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl CDSA S. 5(2) (two counts)
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine CDSA S. 5(2) (two counts)
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine CDSA S. 5(2) (two counts)
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Xanax CDSA S. 5(2)
Possession of Proceeds of Crime CC Section 354(1)(a)
The accused appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor for a bail hearing on June 18, 2024, and will be held in custody to make another court appearance on June 25, 2024.

The OPP wish to thank the Peel Regional Police Specialized Enforcement Bureau Guns and Gangs Unit for their cooperation and assistance with this investigation.

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