Cocaine & Opioid Investigation results in Charges

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Cocaine & Opioid Investigation results in Charges
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On November 16, 2017, the Halton Regional Police concluded an investigation concerning an alleged cocaine trafficker identified as Kacey JOHN (35 years) of Oakville.

Kacey JOHN was observed conducting what officers believed to be a suspected drug transaction at a commercial parking lot near the intersection of Westoak Trails and Bronte Road, Oakville, with two men; Gary WARD (27 years) of Burlington and Ryan VOTHKNECHT (21 years) of Hamilton.

Cocaine & Opioid Investigation

The suspected sale of illegal drugs that resulted in the arrests of three men took place in a commercial parking lot in the area of West Oak Trails & Bronte Road, Oakville. Image Credit: Google Maps

Gary WARD and Ryan VOTHKNECHT were placed under arrest and found to be in possession of 15 grams of cocaine. Officers also located a small amount of marihuana and two prohibited knives in Gary WARD’s pockets.

During the early morning hours of November 17, 2017, members of the #2 District (Oakville) Street Crime Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at Kacey JOHN’s residence. Kacey JOHN was located inside the residence and placed under arrested for trafficking cocaine.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of:

  1. Approximately 6.5 ounces (182 grams) of cocaine
  2. Approximately 130 oxycodone tablets
  3. A small amount of marihuana and cannabis resin
  4. 20 diazepam tables
  5. A replica handgun
  6. A prohibited knife
  7. A prohibited conducted energy weapon (cattle prong)

The Halton Regional police also seized a 2011 Mercedes Benz GL350 and a 2016 Mercedes Benz B Class.

The value of the controlled substances seized is estimated at $12,000.

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CHARGED

Kacey JOHN (35 years) of Oakville was held for bail and charged with:

  1. Trafficking Cocaine
  2. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
  3. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Oxycodone
  4. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Diazepam
  5. Possession of a Controlled Substance Marihuana
  6. Possession of a Controlled Substance Cannabis Resin
  7. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Knife)
  8. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Conducted Energy Weapon)

Gary WARD (27 years) of Burlington was released on a Promise to Appear for:

  1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
  2. Possession of a Controlled Substance Marihuana
  3. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Knife)
  4. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Knife)

Ryan VOTHKNECHT (21 years) of Hamilton was released on a Promise to Appear for:

  1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
  2. Possession of a Controlled Substance Marihuana

Halton Regional Police would like to make it clear that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information regarding Cocaine & Opioid trafficking is asked to contact Halton Regional Police at 905-825-4747. Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.crimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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