Police Make $29,000 Drug Bust Yesterday (Again Express Concern Over Growing Drug Problem In City)

Photo courtesy Peterborough Lakefield Community PoliceFrom a Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service Media Release today...

On 17 Aug 11, members of the Peterborough Lakefield Police Service Drug Unit conducted a vehicle stop on the Parkway, just north of Crawford Drive.
The sole male occupant of the vehicle was arrested and the following items were located and seized from inside of the vehicle:
9 ounces of cocaine (253 grams)
124.5 grams marihuana
3 marihuana cigarettes
60 oxycontin pills
and approximately $3000 cash.

The vehicle being used was also seized as offence related property.
The total street value of the drugs seized is $29,000.
Charged is Kyle Bertrand, 24 years of Peterborough with possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking in oxycodone, possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana, possession of marihuana and proceeds of crime.
Bertrand has been held in custody at this time and will appear in court on 18 Aug 2011.
Once again police want to express their concern over the growing drug problems that Peterborough is experiencing. Not only are police making several arrests regarding drug traffickers and users, but on many occasions, the quantities have been substantial.
Police are encouraging the public to assist police in dealing with the issues caused by illicit drugs. The public are extra eyes and ears and can report any drug activity or pass along any knowledge of drug activity within our community to the police. Also remember that information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers.


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