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OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau Seized $500,000 In Drugs During Trafficking Investigation In Ottawa

KAWARTHA LAKES-An Ottawa man is facing numerous charges after a drug trafficking investigation.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) began this investigation in June 2022, after allegedly receiving information regarding drug trafficking activity in the Ottawa area.

On July 22, 2022, the OPP OCEB executed three search warrants at locations in Ottawa. Police say officers seized significant quantities of controlled substances, including more than 12 kilograms of suspected cocaine, over 540 tablets of suspected MDMA, over 5,000 tablets of suspected oxycodone, nearly 650 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, more than 1,000 suspected methamphetamine tablets, 4,000 grams of a suspected cutting agent, ammunition, a cocaine press and US currency.

Suspected Cocaine courtesy OPP

 

 

Ammunition courtesy OPP

The approximate street value of the drugs seized is $500,000 according to police.

As a result, 30-year-old Jason Dizzell of Ottawa is charged with the following offences:

  •        Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule I (Cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) section 5(2).
  •        Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule I (Methamphetamine) for the purpose of trafficking – CDSA section 5(2) – two counts
  •        Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule I (Crystal Methamphetamine) for the purpose of trafficking – CDSA section 5(2).
  •        Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule I (Oxycodone) for the purpose of trafficking – CDSA section 5(2).
  •        Possession of Controlled Substance III (MDMA) for the purpose of trafficking – CDSA section 5(2).
  •        Possession of Property obtained by Crime over $5,000 Criminal Code – section 355.

The accused was held in custody upon arrest and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa on July 25, 2022.

 

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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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