NRPS investigation results in drug trafficking and property related charges

Niagara Regional Police Service press release – Beginning in September of 2019, members of the 3 District Street Crime Unit and 3 District Criminal Investigations Branch began an investigation into the alleged sale of fentanyl from a Welland resident.

On October 3/2019, the investigation concluded with an arrest and the execution of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant. 24-year-old Chad Guthro of Welland, Ontario was arrested for various drug trafficking-related offences.

At the time of his arrest, Guthro was found to be in possession of a quantity of fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, hydromorphone, and a quantity of currency.

A search of Guthro’s residence yielded the seizure of digital scales, packaging and other paraphernalia indicative of drug trafficking. A prohibited weapon was seized, along with stolen tools from a recent commercial break and enter that occurred in September at Habitat for Humanity in Thorold.

Accused Chad Guthro will appear in court on October 4/2019 and is facing charges of;

1-Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl
2-Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine
3-Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
4-Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Hydromorphone
5-Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5000
6-Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.
7-Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (brass knuckles)

The seized drugs have a street value exceeding $23,000.