Welland drug trafficker arrested

In 2018 members of the Niagara Regional Police Welland Street Crime Unit commenced an investigation with the assistance of the RCMP into the allegations that a male was actively selling drugs in Welland.

On Feb. 1/20182018, the investigation culminated with the execution of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at a Welland residence. As a result, police seized suspected heroin and fentanyl with an estimated street value of $1690 along with a small quantity of methamphetamine. Also seized was a quantity of cash, and various trafficking indicators.

James Martin, a 40-year-old Welland resident is charged with:

-Possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking 5(2) CDSA
-Possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking 5(2) CDSA
-Possession of methamphetamine 4(1) CDSA
-Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 355(b) Criminal Code

James Martin was held pending a bail hearing scheduled for Feb. 2/2018 in St Catharines.

Source – Niagara Regional Police Service press release



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