Two Men Arrested with 150lbs of Cannabis Marihuana

Police executed a search warrant at 316 Ulric Crescent in Oakville

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Two Men Arrested with 150lbs of Cannabis Marihuana
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Chantal Corner

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Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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Stemming from a variety of confidential information, the Halton Regional Police – Drug, Gun & Gang Unit began an investigation in the spring of 2014 targeting two individuals trafficking large amounts of marihuana in and around the regions of Halton and Peel. Over the course of the investigation, the police gathered evidence leading up to the execution of 5 search warrants in Milton, Burlington, Oakville, and Mississauga.

On June 25th and 26th 2014, police executed search warrants at the following locations:
• 935 Deverell Place, Milton
• 706 Agnew Crescent, Milton
• A storage unit located at 3476 Mainway Avenue, Burlington
• 1055 Southdown Road, Unit #910, Mississauga
• 316 Ulric Crescent, Oakville

CHARGED:
Julian Domenico PORRETTA (29 years) of Milton, Ontario, was arrested on June 25th 2014 and charged with 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. PORRETTA was held for bail and has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing on June 30th 2014 in Milton.

Jason Matthew AMARAL (28 years) of Mississauga, Ontario, was arrested on June 26th 2014 and charged with 1 count of possession for the purpose of trafficking and 3 counts of unauthorized possession of weapons. His next court date is scheduled for July 29th 2014 in Milton.

SEIZED:
120 lbs of marihuana, 1.2 lbs of cannabis resin (hashish), a 2003 Ford Focus, and $25,000 cash from PORRETTA
30 lbs of marihuana, a 2004 Lexus LS400, $30,000 cash, and 3 prohibited weapons (shuriken, butterfly knife, & brass knuckles) from AMARAL

ESTIMATED STREET VALUE:
150 lbs of marihuana: $680,000 sold at the gram level or $480,000 sold at the oz level
1.2 lbs of cannabis resin: $8,100 sold at the gram level

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact D/Sergeant Brad Murray, Drug, Gun and Gang Unit, 905-825-4747 ext 8710

Police remind the public to utilize Crime Stoppers to report any illegal activity at 1 800 222-TIPS (8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

For additional information about community concerns in Oakville, follow us on Twitter @HRPSOakville. Additionally, for the latest crime data, news releases and general information, visit the Service’s website www.haltonpolice.ca.

 

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. Mark says:

    Two more non violent offenders off the streets.

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