Legal cannabis retail outlets seem to have to compete wieth illegal operations who are running into problems with the police.

Crime 100By Staff

March 6th, 2020

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Burlington may have five retail cannabis operations but they aren’t getting all the business. The illegal market appears to be doing quite well.

Some of the illegal competition is having problems with the police.

The Halton Regional Police Service – Burlington Street Crime Unit concluded a three month drug trafficking investigation. On Wednesday March 4, 2020, two males were arrested and charged with the following offences:

Charles Micallef (38) of Burlington
-Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine) (2 counts)
-Possession for the Purpose Trafficking (Psilocybin)
-Possession for the Purpose Trafficking (Clonazepam)
-Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

Andrew Kreston (36) of Oakville
Trafficking (Cocaine)

Drug bust mar 6

Police version of a photo op

A search warrant was conducted at a Burlington residence and the following drugs were seized:

-23 grams of cocaine
-2.1 grams of psilocybin
-129 Clonazepam Pills

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Scott Heyerman of the 3 District Street Crime Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 2342.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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