The Globe and Mail – March 4, 2016
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Marihuana continues to be the main controlled substance seized by the Halton Regional Police. Cocaine is once again the second most common drug seized in Halton. There has been an increased in prescription drugs, including opioids and benzodiazapines. Crystal methamphetamine seizures are a concern as the Halton Police Drug Unit continues to see an increase throughout the region.
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.