Male arrested in relation to drug investigation in St. Catharines

Niagara Regional Police Service press release – In February 2020, detectives with the Niagara Regional Police, 1 District (St. Catharines) Street Crime Unit, began an investigation into the alleged sales of fentanyl,  in the City of St. Catharines.

The investigation led detectives to identify a male suspect.

On Thursday, July 16/2020, the suspect was arrested.  As a result, detectives seized 8.2 grams of fentanyl, 14 grams of cocaine and $1,835 in currency believed to be the proceeds of his drug sales.  The drugs seized have an estimated street value of $3,450.

Ojeshina Babatunde (24 years old) of Toronto, Ontario was arrested and charged with the alleged following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, to wit fentanyl, contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.  (2 Counts)
  • Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00, contrary to Section 355(b) of the Criminal Code.

Babatunde was released on a Form 10 – Undertaking and is expected to appear at court on September 18/2020.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police at 905.688.4111 Ext. 4233

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