The Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid charges in relation to a drug trafficking investigation.
In the fall of 2022, the Caledon Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) entered into a drug trafficking investigation in the community of Bolton. As part of the investigative steps, a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA) warrant was authored and granted. With the assistance of City of Kawartha Lakes CSCU, Orillia CSCU, Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), and members from the Caledon Detachment, the warrant was executed at a residence in Brampton on November 16, 2022.
The following items were seized:
• A revolver with ammunition
• 777 grams of suspected cocaine
• 38 grams of suspected crack cocaine
• 6 suspected Benzodiazepine pills
• Canadian currency
• Scales and cell phones
Jamaal GAYLE, 33, of Brampton, was subsequently charged with:
• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine – two counts
• Possession of a Schedule IV substance for the purpose of trafficking
• Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
• Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
• Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
• Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
• Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000
• Resist peace officer
The accused was held for a Bail Hearing.
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