Published December 15, 2023

Alleged gang affiliated rap music artist charged in Orillia drug bust

OPP in Orillia have laid multiple drug trafficking related charges against an alleged gang affiliated rap music artist in connection with an investigation that began in the summer.

Police say the suspect was believed to be heavily involved in the street level drug trade in Orillia, and with a popular social media following, allegedly recruited youths and used them as a means to push "harmful drugs" into the city.

"The suspect was on house arrest for prior firearm related charges," according to an OPP media release.

Investigators allege the male was actively involved and responsible for a significant amount of cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other drugs entering Orillia.

The Orillia Community Street Crime Unit was assisted by OPP Orillia Major Crime, Toronto Police Intelligence, OPP Central Region Intelligence, OPP Physical Surveillance Unit (PSU), and the Greater Toronto Golden Horseshoe Provincial Operation Intelligence Bureau.

Police say a suspect was arrested on Wednesday.

As a result of the investigation, the following was seized:

  • Suspected fentanyl 707 grams
  • Suspected cocaine 811 grams
  • 20 suspected oxycodone pills
  • Approximately $25,000 in Canadian currency
  • Taurus 9mm handgun
  • Bersa .380 caliber handgun
  • 2019 Land Rover
  • 8 Cellular devices
  • 2 "Wass Gang" diamond rings
  • 4 gold and diamond pendants
  • 3 Rolex watches
  • A patek watch
  • Money counter
  • Digital scale
  • Two bullet proof vests
  • A firearm magazine

A 28-year-old from York has been charged with:

·      Trafficking - Cocaine

·      Trafficking - Fentanyl

·      Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Oxycodone

·      Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000

·      Conspiracy to Commit an indictable offence

·      Failure to Comply with Release Order x 4

The accused was held in police custody pending a bail hearing.

Images supplied - Orillia OPP

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