During the early morning hours of May 2, 2016, the Halton Police Drug, Gun & Gang Unit executed a search warrant at a residence located on Glenashton Drive, Oakville. While searching the residence, officers located a sophisticated indoor marihuana grow operations consisting of 1500 plants. Officers also located a very large ‘Shatter’ (cannabis resin) extraction lab that was operational while the officers entered the residence.
‘Shatter’ is a smooth glassy substance commonly golden or caramel in colour. When dropped, the substance generally shatters. Shatter can be purchased in the Halton Region for approximately $70 to $80 per gram. It is generally smoked placing small dabs on a metal object (generally titanium) which is often heated using a butane torch.
Jay DURIE (57 years) & Richard CAMPBELL (53 years) have both been charged with two counts of producing a controlled substance and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
On September 2, 2015, the Halton Police Drug, Gun & Gang Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Homewood Drive in Burlington. Officers seized 5 pounds of marihuana, 29 grams of cannabis resin (hashish), 6 oxycodone pills, and $440 cash. As a result, Bradley YOUNG (49 years) was charged with trafficking marihuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Mark NISBET (37 years) was charged possession of marihuana.
Marihuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine are the top 3 drugs seized by the Halton Regional Police in first half of 2015. Also included at the top of the list are; cannabis resin (hashish), MDMA (ecstasy), and opioids. The most common opioids include oxycodone, fentanyl, and hydromorph contin.
The Halton Regional Police has several different investigative units actively targeting individuals responsible for the sale and distribution of these harmful drugs.