Two charged in relation to drug tafficking

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Area OPP Street Crime Units have charged two people in connection to a drug trafficking investigation in Collingwood, Stayner and Wasaga Beach.

In April, the Collingwood and Huronia West OPP street crime units began an investigation into cocaine and fentanyl trafficking in the three local communities.

Police stopped the accused while driving their vehicles on Jan. 4 and arrested them without incident. Officers seized a loaded .45 caliber handgun, as well as a large quantity of fentanyl and cocaine. The controlled substances have an estimated street value of approximately $20,000.

As a result of the investigation, two people have been charged with numerous offences related to the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

Jerome Pantlitz-Soloman, 23, of Mississauga, has been charged with crimes relating to the possession for the purposes of trafficking cocaine, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm and prohibited ammunition, knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purposes.

Jeremiah Soloman, 25, of Mississauga, has been charged with possession of fentanyl for the purposes of trafficking.

Jerome Pantlitz-Soloman was held in custody and was scheduled for a bail hearing on Jan. 5.

Jeremiah Soloman was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood, on Jan. 25.

Report suspected drug-trafficking or suspicious activity to OPP at 1-888- 310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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