Police make major drug bust and seize cash

(Owen Sound Police Service photo)

A major drug bust operation was undertaken in Owen Sound.

A release from the Owen Sound Police Service says that on Wednesday, September 28, the Drug Enforcement Unit concluded a long investigation into a drug trafficker operating in Owen Sound and the Grey-Bruce area. Owen Sound officers worked alongside the Saugeen Shores Police Service and West Grey Police Service to arrest a 22-year-old Brampton native and charged the suspect with numerous drug offences.

“Police seized 247.5 grams of Fentanyl and 93.4 grams of Methamphetamine that had a combined, estimated street value of over $108,000. The seized Fentanyl represents over 2,400 potentially fatal doses. In addition, police also seized $2,950 in Canadian Currency,” the release shared.

The accused was held for a bail hearing in Walkerton on September 29.

“Our community continues to suffer from the effects of the opioid crisis and we continue to see tragic losses of our community members from overdoses of these very same types of drugs which were seized today. I am very proud of the members of our Service and our partner Services who worked together to get these drugs out of circulation and charge the individual
responsible for trafficking them,” stated Chief Craig Ambrose of the Owen Sound Police Service.