“Largest fentanyl seizure in the history of the Cobourg police force”: The Cobourg police blow up the drug ring

Three people face a range of charges after Cobourg police said they had arrested drugs and firearms.

Through this investigation, police said they also confiscated about 36 grams of cocaine, 27 grams of crystal methamphetamine, and 52 grams of fentanyl.

“This is the largest fentanyl seizure in the history of the Cobourg Police Department,” police said. “Fentanyl stands for 5,200 individual uses that could potentially have caused as many drug poisonings.”

The potential street value of the seized drugs is around $ 27,600, according to police.

This investigation began in early September 2021 as part of an ongoing enhanced enforcement strategy targeting illicit drug activities that harm Northumberland county and the safety of local citizens. It was a joint effort by the Cobourg Police Department and the Port Hope Police Department, according to a recent statement from the Cobourg Police Department.

On Thursday, September 16, police said members of the Cobourg and Port Hope Criminal Investigation departments had arrested two men and a woman as they got out of a vehicle in a parking lot in Port Hope.

Two of the defendants were arrested without incident, the police said. A man allegedly ran away from police but was quickly taken into custody and found in possession of a loaded 9mm Glock semi-automatic pistol with a laser sight attached, police said.

As a result of this investigation and a search of a vehicle, police said they had confiscated a lot of suspected fentanyls, cocaine and crystal methamphetamine. Police said they also confiscated more than $ 800, scales and cell phones.

Listed below are the defendants and the defendants. None of these allegations have been proven in court.

Deopaul Baneswarie, 23, of Brampton, was charged:

• Possession of a List I substance (fentanyl) for the purpose of human trafficking – contrary to Section 5 (2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

• Possession of a substance on List I (cocaine) for the purpose of human trafficking – contrary to Section 5 (2) of the Act on Controlled Drugs and Substances.

• Possession of a category 1 substance (methamphetamine) for the purpose of trading – contrary to Section 5 (2) of the Act on Controlled Drugs and Substances.

• Possessing the proceeds of crime under $ 5,000 – contrary to Section 354 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code.

• Unauthorized possession of weapons in a motor vehicle – contrary to Section 94 (1) StGB.

• Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition – contrary to Section 95 (1) StGB.

• Possession of a firearm in the knowledge that its possession is illegal – contrary to Section 92 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code.

• Unauthorized possession of a firearm – contrary to Section 91 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code.

• Carrying a hidden weapon – contrary to Section 90 (1) StGB.

• Careless handling of a firearm – contrary to Section 86 (1) StGB.

Nicholas Persaud, 21, of Mississauga, was charged:

• Possession of a List I substance (fentanyl) for the purpose of human trafficking – contrary to Section 5 (2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

• Possession of a substance on List I (cocaine) for the purpose of trading – contrary to Section 5 (2) of the Act on Controlled Drugs and Substances.

• Possession of a substance on List I (methamphetamine) for the purpose of trading – contrary to Section 5 (2) of the Act on Controlled Drugs and Substances.

Lisa Persaud, 21, of Toronto, was charged:

• Possession of a List I substance (fentanyl) for the purpose of human trafficking – contrary to Section 5 (2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

• Possession of a substance on List I (cocaine) for the purpose of human trafficking – contrary to Section 5 (2) of the Act on Controlled Drugs and Substances.

• Possession of a category I substance (methamphetamine) for the purpose of trading – contrary to Section 5 (2) of the Act on Controlled Drugs and Substances.

• Having the proceeds of a crime less than $ 5,000 in violation of Section 354 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code.

All three defendants were held for bail hearing on Friday, September 17, police said.

Cobourg Police are continuing to take significant and proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents, the service said. CPS has stepped up efforts in response to community concerns and crime trends in key areas of Cobourg and has worked closely with all community partners to ensure local neighborhoods and downtown remain safe and welcoming for all, the service added.

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