Ontario robbery suspect accused of drug crime
On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday February 19, 2018.
A man wanted for a murder and other crimes in another country was recently taken into custody in connection with accusations of a drug crime. The 28-year-old was also wanted on armed robbery charges in Ontario in connection with an apparent crime in Feb. 2017. He was recently arrested on charges for possession of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl, said to be worth about $45,000 on the street.
The accused is also wanted in connection with the murder of a man in Belize. He was taken into custody on drug charges in that country, but later released and fled to Canada despite not having a passport. After being recently arrested in Northern Ontario on drug charges, cops found the accused was wanted in the Toronto area on robbery and extortion charges and for the Belize murder.
The accused will answer to charges in Toronto and Sudbury before facing extradition to Belize for murder. During the drug bust, on a search warrant, cops say they also seized $25,000 in cash and paraphernalia in connection with alleged drug dealings. Reportedly, law enforcement seized more than 384 grams of cocaine and more than 10 grams of purple heroin — the name given to the drug when mixed with fentanyl.
Those facing charges for a serious crime such as robbery and those related to drugs, would be to enlist the aid of experienced legal counsel. In this case, the accused was arrested from the evidence gathered by police on a search warrant. A lawyer in Canada would look over the evidence and ensure the warrant was executed within legal means. Although the accused faces extradition, he has the right to mount an aggressive defence when it comes to the charges he faces in Canada.
Source: torontosun.com, “Sudbury drug bust leads to arrest of man wanted for Belize murder, Toronto robbery“, Chris Doucette, Feb. 3, 2018
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