$300,000 Meaford Drug Bust – Names Released

Source: Area OPP
Date: Sat Mar 30 15:27:10 MST 2024

(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) – Two individuals were charged following an investigation into drug trafficking and the execution of a search warrant at a residence by the Grey Bruce Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).

On March 27, 2024, at 5:00 am, members of Grey Bruce CSCU with assistance of the Huron-Perth CSCU, Wellington CSCU as well as members of the Tactics & Rescue Unit (TRU), West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and members of the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed a search warrant at a property on Concession Road 2 North in the Municipality of Meaford.

During the search officers discovered and seized a quantity of cocaine, ketamine, crack cocaine, along with Canadian currency, firearms, and drug paraphernalia. The value of the seized controlled substance is estimated to be $300,000.

Photographs depicting the seized items are included for reference.

Charged with the following alleged offences is 59-year-old Ian Harker of the Municipality of Meaford with:

Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Meth
Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Ketamine
Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm (four counts)
Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm (three counts)
Breach of Firearms Regulation – Store Firearm or Ammunition (three counts)
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered with
Charged with the following alleged offences is 45-year-old Amanda Armitage of the Municipality of Meaford with:

Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Meth
Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Ketamine
Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm (four counts)
Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm (three counts)
Breach of Firearms Regulation – Store Firearm or Ammunition (three counts)
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered with
The accused parties were held pending a bail hearing.

“This search warrant will undoubtedly have long term positive community impact for our area.” Detective Sergeant Jamie Blair.

The Grey Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.


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