In the spring of 2017 members of the Niagara Regional Police Welland Street Crime Unit say they started an investigation into the alleged sale and distribution of cocaine in the Niagara Region by Salvatore “Sammy” Lamacchia.


Throughout the investigation, behaviour seen was consistent with drug trafficking.  As a result, Salvatore Lamacchia was arrested on June 12th, 2017 after participating in a suspected drug transaction.  Incident to arrest, Salvatore Lamacchia was found to be in possession of over a kilogram of suspected cocaine with a potential street value of over $100,000.

A CDSA search warrant was sought on June 13th, 2017 for a Welland residence. As a result of the search warrant trafficking indicators were seized along with  Canadian Currency. In addition, 28 marijuana plants were seized with a potential street value of $28,000 and a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck was also seized.

Salvatore Lamacchia, a 37 year old Welland resident is charges with:

1) Possession of a Schedule I Substance (cocaine) for the Purpose of Trafficking 5(2) CDSA
2) Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 355(b)
3) Possession  of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 355(a)
4) Produce a Schedule II Substance (marihuana) 7(1) CDSA

Salvatore Lamacchia was held for a bail hearing in St Catharines on June 13th, 2017.

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