Seven people have been arrested and more than $11,000 in narcotics and a handgun were seized in connection to drug trafficking in Durham Region.
In early October 2016, members of the DRPS Drug Enforcement Unit began a street-level crack cocaine investigation and conducted numerous undercover buys from a primary suspect and one other male he was associated with. Last night, officers arrested three males as they left a bar on Simcoe Street North in Oshawa.
Search warrants were executed at two residences in Ajax. On Kidd Court, officers seized 75 grams of cocaine and more than $4,000 cash. On Woolf Crescent, they seized a loaded .32 calibre revolver.
Kurtis MCLETCHIE, age 29, of Kidd Court in Ajax is charged with: Trafficking; Possession for the Purpose Trafficking x2; Possession of Proceeds of Crime x2; Possession of Ecstasy; and Breach of Recognizance x4.
Eric FRANCIS, age 29, of Woolf Crescent in Ajax, is charged with: Trafficking x3; Possession of Proceeds of Crime; Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm; Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Firearm Obtained by Crime.
Daniel KEBEDE, age 29, of Avondale Avenue in Toronto, is charged with: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Proceeds of Crime.
Saeed SAVALANPOUR, age 28, of Jarvis Street in Toronto, is charged with: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Proceeds of Crime.
Paulina CAMPBELL, age 61, Natasha CAMPBELL, age 27, Charlene CRAWFORD, age 25, all of Kidd Court in Ajax, are charged with: Possession for the Purpose Trafficking.
Anyone with new information is asked to call the Drug Enforcement Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5802. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.