Burlington Man Charged with Multiple Drug Offences after Failing to Stop for Police

Crime 100By Staff

March 29th, 2021



On March 26, 2021 at 5:40 pm, members of the Halton Regional Police Service – 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, with assistance of the Tactical Rescue Unit, attempted to stop an individual in a motor vehicle in the area of Highway 6 North and Leslie Road in Wellington County in relation to a drug trafficking investigation. The driver attempted to flee in his vehicle and struck a police cruiser, as well as a civilian vehicle before losing control and driving into a ditch a short distance away. The driver was placed under arrest at that time. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident and damage to the vehicles was minor.

Crime Mar 26 bust

No wonder the driver didn’t want to stop.

George Smith (27) of Burlington has been charged with:

• Flight from Peace Officer
• Dangerous Operation
• Failing to Stop After Accident
• Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
• Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Methamphetamine (2 counts)
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Cocaine
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Fentanyl
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Oxycodone
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Hydromorphone

As a result of the arrest, two Criminal Code search warrants were executed (one in Burlington and one in Wasaga Beach). The following items were seized as a result of the investigation

• 2308 grams of methamphetamine
• 246 grams of cocaine
• 271 grams of fentanyl
• 50 hydromorphone pills
• 6 Oxycodone pills
• Approximately $9000 in Canadian currency
• A flick knife

Smith was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Scott Heyerman of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2342.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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