“Purple Down” Drug Bust Lands Three People Behind Bars

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(TIMMINS, ON) – The Timmins Police Service has charged a number of persons stemming from a comprehensive drug investigation which culminated with the arrests of 3 people yesterday evening. The Timmins Police Service – Drug Enforcement Section officers engaged in a drug-related investigation which led to the arrest of three persons and the seizure of a quantity of suspected “purp” or “purple down” fentanyl with a street value of $1560.00.

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Additionally, a total of $8150 in Canadian currency was seized as evidence in regards to this investigation.

As a result of this incident, 18-year-old Justin DAY, of No Fixed Address, has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him.

As well, 22-year-old Juvante HYLTON, of No Fixed Address, has been charged with:

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  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him.

Additionally, 20-year-old Nelowfer WALIZADEH, a female person with No Fixed Address, has been charged:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against her.

Recent events have drawn into sharp focus the detrimental effects of these substances. With this in mind, the Timmins Police Service is renewing its appeal for citizens to report any suspicious persons or activity directly to the Timmins Police Service at 705-264-1201 or to report drug activity by means of the Crime Stopper program at 1-800-222-8477.

For people outside of Timmins, please call your local police service.

Source: TPS

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