A Guelph male faces drug and weapons charges after police located more than $5,000 worth of controlled substances and several weapons in a vehicle last month.
Approximately 12:15 a.m. March 20, Guelph police on patrol observed a motor vehicle parked in a secluded parking lot on Woolwich Street near Speedvale Avenue West. As officers approached, the occupants of the vehicle fled on foot into a nearby apartment building. They were later identified through surveillance video.
While investigating the vehicle, police could see a shot glass containing suspected cocaine and an open purse containing a large quantity of suspected drug packaging. Police seized the motor vehicle and applied for a search warrant to examine it closer.
A later search uncovered:
- 41.72 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated value of $4,000
- 10.84 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine with an estimated value of $880
- 15 tablets of suspected oxycodone with an estimated value of $150
- Three conducted energy weapons
- A Desert Eagle pellet gun
- A digital scale with drug residue
- Four cellphones
- Drug packaging
One of the involved males was located downtown Wednesday morning and arrested. The 26-year-old Guelph male is charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, three counts of possessing a prohibited weapon, three counts of possessing a weapon contrary to a prohibition order and breach of probation. He was held in custody and will appear in bail court Friday.
Police continue to look for the other involved parties.