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Oakville drug trafficking bust over $400K seized

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Detective Sergeant Paul Foley

Detective Sergeant Paul Foley

Paul Foley is a Detective Sergeant with the Halton Regional Police Services. He works in the District 2 Criminal Investigations Bureau.

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The Halton Regional Police Service 2 District Street Crime Unit initiated an investigation in January 2018 involving the suspected drug trafficking of large amounts of marihuana.

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Street Crime Unit arrested a male and a female who were each found to be in possession of large quantities of marihuana. A search warrant was subsequently executed at an Oakville residence on February 16, 2018.

As a result of this investigation, police seized the following:

  1. 75 kilograms of marihuana
  2. $40,000 cash
  3. a 2017 GMC Sierra
  4. a 2014 Nissan Rogue

The estimate value of the marihuana seized is $330,000

Maziar VESALPOUR (32) and Emily FORRIETER (27), both of Oakville, have been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. Vesalpour and Forrieter have been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to this drug trafficking investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Tim Corbeil of the Halton Regional Police Service 2 District Street Crime Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 2268.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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