Police say on January 16th 2017, members of the St.Catharines Street Crime Unit were actively searching for a wanted party with the Niagara Regional Police Service. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Police located and arrested this individual at a local hotel in the City of St.Catharines.
At the time of his arrest Police located a bag of powder believed to be Carfentanil on his person. A sample of the suspected Carfentanil was sent to Health Canada to confirm its potency. Carfentanil is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and is commonly used to tranquilize elephants.
Arrested and charged was 34 year old Jeffrey Thompson of St.Catharines.
Thompson has been charged with the following offence;
Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
Possession of a controlled substance
Fail to Comply with his recognizance
As a result of this investigation Police seized $3300 worth of suspected Carfentanil and Thompson was held in custody pending a bail hearing on January 17th 2017.
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