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Owen Sound Police Service

For Immediate Release


Man Arrested for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

In February of this year, Owen Sound Police began an investigation in relation to the trafficking of drugs by an Owen Sound resident. As a result, on Thursday, February 22, 2024, just after 4:00pm, the Owen Sound Police Service Drug Unit, with assistance from the Criminal Investigations Branch, arrested the 27-year-old man in a park located on the east side of the city within two blocks of a school.

The male was found in possession of several drugs including Fentanyl, Methamphetamine and Cocaine. The Fentanyl had a weight of over 94 grams and based on how it is sold, this amount of Fentanyl would have represented over 940 individual sales, with an approximate street value of $23,675.

Fentanyl is a highly potent and deadly opioid that is responsible for numerous opioid poisoning events in Owen Sound.

The male was charged with three counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Substances included in Schedule I, being Fentanyl, Methamphetamine and Cocaine, contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The local resident was also charged with Possession of Proceeds of Crime, contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

The individual was held in order to make his first court appearance on February 23rd.


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