Thursday, June 4, 2020

Heroin bust sparks warning from police

A heroin bust in Sarnia has sparked a warning by the police.

Sarnia Police Service officials say an investigation conducted by Vice Unit officers determined that a resident of Sarnia was allegedly trafficking heroin within the city.

On Tuesday, June 13 at approximately 5 a.m., officers were able to locate the suspect as he pulled into his address in the 100 Block of Brock Street North in the City of Sarnia.

The male was arrested and upon being searched officers allegedly located approximately 15 grams of heroin with a street value of $5,250.

The accused, a 28-year-old man, is now facing the following charges:

– Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (heroin)

– Breach of recognizance

– Two counts for beach of probation.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Police officials say the Sarnia Police Service continues its relentless battle against drugs, but unfortunately it is never ending.

“With the introduction of powdered fentanyl and carfentanyl becoming a part of the drug landscape, along with other synthetic opioids, the use of drugs has never been deadlier,” Sarnia Police officials said in a press release.

“Individuals who are buying anything from cocaine, to heroin, to even marijuana, do not realize that these drugs may be laced with just several grains of these deadly synthetic opioids. Unfortunately that is all it takes for that one hit to be their last and fatal high.”

Sarnia Police officials added: “The Sarnia Police Service does not endorse the use of any drugs illegally, but please if you choose to use drugs know what you are buying, and from who you are buying it. As one can see, through the various media releases, overdoses and deaths from the use of these drugs has become an alarming trend across the country and Sarnia is not immune to the consequences.”

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