NRPS investigation leads to drug arrest in St. Catharines

Niagara Regional Police Service press release – Since October of 2018, members of the St.Catharines Street Crime Unit began conducting a drug investigation involving the sale of Crystal Methamphetamine in St.Catharines.

On November 5/2018, police observed several suspected drug transactions by this individual while operating an electric bicycle. This male was subsequently arrested by members of the St.Catharines Street Crime Unit without incident. Police located and seized a large quantity of narcotics and Canadian currency on this individual.

Arrested and charged was:

42 year old Edward Ley of St.Catharines

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 5
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000

In total Police seized a quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine, Fentanyl powder, Cocaine, Oxycodone and Hydromorphone which held an estimated street value of $9900. Police also seized $1280 in Canadian currency.

Ley was held in custody pending a bail hearing on November 6/2018.



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