Brantford police charge man with drug trafficking, seize $16,000 worth of drugs

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 A Brantford man faces drug trafficking charges and others related to an arrest and seizure of more than $16,000 worth of illicit drugs on Wednesday in Eagle Place. 

On Wednesday at 10:24 p.m. police officers saw a suspicious vehicle on Gladstone Avenue. The officers discovered the man who got out of the vehicle was bound by court conditions through an undertaking to not attend that location.

Brantford police arrested the man and searched the vehicle to find and seize a variety of types of suspected fentanyl totalling nearly 55 grams with an estimated street value of $12,601. 

The also seized what they believe to be four grams of methamphetamine worth $639, 67 hydromorphone pills worth $1,005, 19.4 grams of suspected hashish worth $388, 78 grams of suspected dried cannabis flower worth $780 and various products infused with suspected tetrahydrocannabinol with an unknown street value, as well as drug paraphernalia commonly used by drug traffickers, such as a scale, phone and dime bags.

The accused allegedly had several identification cards concealed on him. One card belonged to a women who recently had her wallet stolen.

A 40-year-old man from Brantford has been charged with three counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, possession of stolen goods under $5,000, failure to comply with an undertaking, possession for the purpose of distribution contrary to the Cannabis Act and possession of over 30 grams of dried cannabis contrary to the Cannabis Act.

The accused has been held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251.

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