On March 22, 2024, Detectives from the Greater Sudbury Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) concluded an investigation into an individual from Greater Sudbury who was believed to be trafficking illicit drugs.

Detectives from the Integrated Crime Section with the assistance of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-led Guns and Gangs Enforcement Team arrested a 43-year-old woman from Greater Sudbury on drug charges. Detectives then executed three search warrants in Greater Sudbury.

During the arrest and subsequent searches, Detectives seized approximately 362 grams of suspected cocaine, 3.55 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 659 amphetamine tablets and 179 oxycodone pills with an estimated street value of $38,770, as well as close to $300 in cash. Detectives also located and seized a stolen bicycle worth approximately $6,000.

As a result, the individual was charged with the following offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance x3
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 

The individual was released on an undertaking with a first appearance court date of April 24, 2024. Her name cannot be released at this time as the information has not yet been sworn to through the court process.

The GSPS Drug Enforcement Unit of the Integrated Crime Section remains committed to working collaboratively with our policing and community partners focusing 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 Section aims to identify and disrupt organized crime in Greater Sudbury through innovative technology, collaborative partnerships and traditional police work resulting in the arrest of those involved, holding them accountable for their criminal activities and the seizure of illegal drugs, prohibited firearms and proceeds of crime.