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Police Nab Several Haliburton Area Residents In Operation Imperial

Posted: 2020-02-04 11:07:37 By: hbr

Several residents of Haliburton Highlands and the GTA are facing numerous drug and criminal code charges under the after the conclusion of a drug trafficking investigation.

Project IMPERIAL, was a nine-month investigation, with the objective of targeting individuals responsible for trafficking cocaine into the Haliburton area from the GTA. Police say the investigation led police to identify a significant property crime network that was directly linked to the accused. Police recovered stolen property that had been taken from both residential and commercial properties in Haliburton County. 

On January 30, 2020, police executed six warrants in the Haliburton Highlands area, Oshawa and Scarborough.

During the course of the investigation, police seize 400 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine, two grams of Fentanyl, nine long guns, two black powder revolver firearms, one revolver firearm, one replica hand gun and more than $12,000 in Canadian currency.

Police were able to recover stolen property, including generators, power tools and solar panels.

See below for a full list of those charged:

NAME

AGE

RESIDENCE

CHARGE

 

Bryce BALLINGALL

8 charges

58

Oshawa, ON

·         Trafficking in a Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine – sec 5(1) CDSA x3

·         Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine – For the Purpose of Trafficking – sec 5(2) CDSA x2

·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – sec 354(1)(a) CCC x3

Blair BEETLESTONE

1 charge

30

Haliburton, ON

·         Trafficking in a Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine – sec 5(1) CDSA

Amanda CORBY

3 charges

31

Haliburton, ON

·         Trafficking in a Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine – sec 5(1) CDSA x2

·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – sec 354(1)(a) CCC

Joel FISHER

7 charges

35

Haliburton, ON

·         Trafficking in Stolen Property – sec 355.2 CCC x 2

·         Trafficking in a Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine – sec 5(1) CDSA x 2

·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – sec 354(1)(a) CCC x 2

Sean MARTIN

16 charges

38

Haliburton, ON

·         Trafficking in Stolen Property – sec 355.2 CCC x 4

·         Trafficking in a Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine – sec 5(1) CDSA x 4

·         Failure to Comply with Recognizance – sec 145(3) CCC x 2

·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – sec 354(1)(a) x 6


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