ORIGINAL REPORT: Since January of 2016, members of the St.Catharines Street Crime Unit commenced an investigation into a male from the Western Hill area, suspected of conducting drug transactions on foot as well as while operating a Cadillac in the City of St.Catharines.

 

 

As the investigation progressed  police say they began observing suspected drug deals within a close proximity of an Elementary School and a High School during school time hours. On Wednesday February 10th 2016, police observed several suspected drug deals throughout the City of St.Catharines. At approximately 1:12 p.m., police arrested four parties on Vine Street South without incident. Police located a large quantity of Heroin, Crack Cocaine and Canadian currency on the arrested parties.

Arrested and charged was 24 year old Naquan BROWN of Brampton.

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 4
Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

19 year old Denmar GALLIMORE of Mississauga

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000

22 year old Alton JOHNSTON of Brampton

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000

25 year old Morgan KEAST of St.Catharines

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 3

Police were granted judicial authorization to enter and search two residences in Western Hill.  As a result of this investigation Police seized $17,300 worth of Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Oxycodone and $7350 in Canadian Currency.  Police also seized a Cadillac CTS as a result of this investigation as offence related property. All parties have been held in custody pending a bail hearing on February 11th 2016.

**************UPDATE************** 

Police say, on February 11th 2016, members of the St.Catharines Street Crime Unit were granted judicial authorization to search a Rykert Street complex residence. During the search of this unit police located a loaded prohibited firearm.
Further charges have been laid in relation to this investigation:
Naquan BROWN, Alton THOMPSON, Denmar GALLIMORE, Morgan KEAST and Stephanie VENUS have all been charged with:
- Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
- Tampering with a serial number
- Unsafe Storage of a firearm
These new charges will be laid at their next court appearance which is scheduled for February 12th 2016.

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