Orillia OPP, Peel cops combine efforts to snare suspect in drug-trafficking probe

The long arm of the law reached out and grabbed a 21-year-old Mississauga man days after Orillia OPP, the canine unit and the emergency response team attempted to arrest a person on Aug. 24. Police say the individual fled in a vehicle causing numerous traffic complaints and 911 calls.

The suspect was nabbed on Thursday, a week after his getaway.

Orillia OPP with the assistance of the Muskoka Community Street Crime Unit, the OPP Highway Safety Division Intelligence Unit and the Peel Region Police Service Tactical Unit executed an early morning search warrant in Peel Region that led to an arrest.

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

·        52 grams Cocaine

·        13 grams Fentanyl

·        41 rounds of 9mm and 40 calibre ammunition

·        Gold chains, pendants and a Rolex watch (approx. value $15,000)

·        $1,725 Canadian currency

·        Vehicle tracking device locator.

·        Digital scales and packaging

·        2 cellular devices

The suspect has been charged with:

·        Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl

·        Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine

·        Possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000

·        Flight from Police

·        Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle

The accused is to appear in court on Friday.