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Drug, weapon charges for Guelph man

Police noticed suspicious behaviour just after midnight on March 20
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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.