Five adults, three youths scooped up by police in a coordinated three location raid discovered during undercover work.

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By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON.  February 17, 2013  Investigators with the Halton Regional Police Service Integrated Drug, Gun & Gang Unit began an undercover operation in January that has led to the arrest of eight Burlington residents.  Officers acting in an undercover capacity purchased cocaine, crack cocaine, cannabis marijuana and illegal prescription drugs (Oxycodone and Tylenol 3) from several drug traffickers.

Last Friday, the 15th,  members of the Integrated Drug, Gun and Gang Unit, Strategic Support Teams and the Tactical Response Unit executed three Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants at residences within the City of Burlington.

Police seized approximately three pounds of cannabis marijuana, 14 grams of cocaine and Canadian currency as offence related property.

Three persons under the age of 18 years have been charged with trafficking a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. One person under the age of 18 years is currently outstanding on charges of trafficking a controlled substance.

Further investigation led to the following two individuals being released unconditionally.  They are not facing any criminal charges in relation to this matter:   Grant KENNEDY and  Andrew MORETUZO

The following persons have been charged;

Brian NAPPER (34 years) – trafficking a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance and breach of probation. NAPPER was held for a bail hearing.

Robert LODER (31 years) – trafficking a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance.

Melanie DALEJA (32 years) – possession of a controlled substance.

A group that large indicates there is a thriving drug business in the community – are our high schools a market for these drugs?

Anyone with information related to guns, drugs or other criminal activity within Halton Region, are encouraged to contact the Halton Regional Police Service at 905-878-5511 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

 

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