In November of 2019, the Greater Sudbury Police Service Integrated Crime Team (I.C.T.) working in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (O.C.E.B.) commenced multiple investigations intending to disrupt drug trafficking operations entering and operating within the City of Greater Sudbury.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m., on March 19, 2020, Officers from our I.C.T. and Tactical Unit along with the Ontario Provincial Police O.C.E.B. located individuals related to an active Drug investigation in the area of Sandra Street in Garson. Based on the ongoing investigation, the two individuals were arrested in a parking lot.

Upon completing a search, Officers located a 22 caliber revolver handgun. Officers also found a quantity of Fentanyl Cocaine and LSD worth $4,800.00 and seized an additional $4,000.00 in Canadian currency

As a result of the investigation the two men were charged with multiple offences under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (C.D.S.A.).

A 27 year old man from Greater Sudbury was charged with the following;

  • Resisting/Obstruct a Peace Officer
  • Assault Peace Officer with Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Careless Use of a Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Use Firearm in the Commission of an Offence
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Possession of Firearm/Weapon contrary to a Prohibition Order x6
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule I Substance (Cocaine)
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance of Bail x2
  • Breach of Probation Order

The man was held in Police custody and will attend Bail Court today, Friday, March 20, 2020 to answer to the charges.

A 23 year old man from Greater Sudbury was charged with the following;

  • Possession for the purpose of Trafficking Schedule I substance (Cocaine)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000 (Currency)
  • Possession of a Controlled Schedule I substance (Fentanyl)

The man was released on a Promise to Appear.

The names of the individuals cannot be released as the information has not yet been sworn to through the Court process.

The Drug Enforcement Unit of the Integrated Crime Team remains committed to working collaboratively with the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau and will continue to focus its efforts on major crime operations that pose a direct and elevated threat to the safety, security and wellness of our community. The Integrated Crime Team aims to identify and disrupt organized crime in Greater Sudbury through innovative technology, collaborative partnerships and traditional Police work resulting in the arrests of those involved, holding them accountable for their criminal activities and the seizure of illegal drugs, prohibited firearms and proceeds of crime.