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Police investigation into trafficking of “purple heroin” in Lindsay leads to charges

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Kawartha Lakes Police service , Drug Enforcement Unit seized heroin and cocaine during drug investigation in Lindsay on Friday.

On Friday February 15, 2019 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit conducted an investigation into the distribution of Fentanyl and “purple heroin” in the town of Lindsay.

Purple heroin is heroin laced with morphine, fentanyl and carfentanil.

During the investigation, officers attempted to speak with a man they believed was responsible for trafficking the drugs at a housing complex on Bond Street east in Lindsay. Police say as officers identified themselves to the man, he fled on foot, running through several backyards before he was caught and arrested.

A witness told Kawartha 411, “On Friday February 15th around noon, the local Police arrived with lights blazing in two cruisers and a canine unit at the new Affordable Housing units at the junction of Bond Street East and the river. A person wearing a hooded jacket was taken into custody.”

The man was found to be in possession of both heroin and cocaine according to police.

Charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking is 31-year-old Shayeon Luciano Clarke of Chatham. The accused was held in custody to attend a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice, located at 440 Kent Street west in Lindsay.

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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