Two people facing charges following drug investigation in St. Catharines

Niagara Regional Police Service press release – In June of 2020, detectives with the Niagara Regional Police, 1 District (St. Catharines) Street Crime Unit, began an investigation into the alleged sales of narcotics, from a St. Catharines Residence.

The investigation led detectives to identify a male and female, selling narcotics from their residence.

On Monday, June 29/2020, detectives arrested the two suspects.

Subsequently, detectives executed two search warrants, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. As a result, detectives seized $7,670 in proceeds of drug trafficking, a conductive energy weapon (Taser), 113 grams of cocaine packaged in a manner consistent with trafficking, 804 oxycodone tablets, and 10 grams of methamphetamine.  The controlled substances carry an estimated street value of $17,000.

Shane J. Marko (38 years old), of St. Catharines, was arrested and charged with the alleged following offences of:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I substance: to wit, crystal methamphetamine
  • Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I substance: to wit, cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I substance: to wit, oxycodone

Marko was released on a Form 10 – Undertaking and is expected to appear at court, on September 3/2020.

Caitlyn J. Hall (31 years old), of St. Catharines, was arrested and charged with the alleged following offences of:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I substance: to wit, cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I substance: to wit, crystal methamphetamine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I substance: to wit, oxycodone
  • Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

Hall was released on a Form 10 – Undertaking and is expected to appear at court, on September 3/2020.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111.