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Orillia man charged in Guelph undercover drug investigation

Drugs, not coffee, in suspect's coffee cup, say police
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NEWS RELEASE
GUELPH POLICE SERVICE
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In December of 2018, the Guelph Police Drug Unit began an investigation into a male trafficking cocaine and MDMA. Over the course of a couple of days, undercover officers purchased over 4 grams of cocaine from the male totalling $400.

On Jan. 2, 2019, arrangements were made again by undercover officers to purchase $700 worth of MDMA and cocaine. The same male agreed to meet undercover officers in a parking lot on Scottsdale Drive. The male pulled into the parking lot, got out of his vehicle and approached undercover officers. Another male exited the vehicle and went into a business on Scottsdale Drive carrying a coffee cup.

The male who approached undercover officers was arrested for four counts of trafficking a controlled substance (believed to be cocaine and MDMA), and two counts of possession for the purpose (believed to be cocaine and MDMA). The 34-year-old Guelph male is scheduled to appear in bail court on Jan. 3, 2019.

The male who went into the business on Scottsdale Drive was also arrested when he came out of the business for two counts of possession for the purpose (believed to be cocaine and MDMA). Police went back into the business and located the coffee cup that was carried into the business. Inside the coffee cup was over 3 grams of what is believed to be cocaine, and over 2 grams of what is believed to be MDMA. The male gave police a false name and he was further charged with obstruct police. A 32-year-old Orillia male is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 3, 2019.

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