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GTA man arrested, drugs and handgun seized

Police seize $175,000 worth of drugs and a handgun Tuesday afternoon following the execution of a search warrant.


A Brampton man faces drug-trafficking and firearm charges after the Tuesday afternoon search of a northside home led to the seizure of $175,000 worth of drugs and a handgun. 

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Emergency Task Unit executed a search warrant at a residential address in the zero-to-100 block of College Street just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. 

The warrant was obtained as a result of an ongoing investigation by members of the TBPS’s Intelligence Unit into drug trafficking activity at that address. 

Police located and arrested a Brampton man. He was transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street. 

A search of the home led to the seizure of a quantity of suspected cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl, a handgun, and ammunition. Paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking was also located and seized. 

The total estimated street value of drugs seized totaled more than $175,000 CAD. Cashed seized totals more than $20,000 CAD. 

Jahliel Kareem SMART, 18, of Brampton, Ont., is charged with: 

• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking 
• Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking 
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 
• Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm 
• Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm 
• Careless Storage of Firearm 
• Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammo 
• Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition 

He appeared in bail court on Wednesday, Aug. 10 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date. 


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