So that’s what those storage units are used for – I thought you put furniture in the things.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON.  April 29, 2013.  A drug arrest leads to a firearm seizure.

The two District Strategic Support Team concluded a three-week investigation into a suspected drug trafficker operating in Oakville.  On April 26th, three males were observed engaging in a drug transaction in the parking lot of an Oakville apartment building.

 Two of the males were subsequently arrested and found to be in possession of approximately 5.5 ounces of cocaine, 69 oxycodone tablets, 4 grams of heroin and over $1,000 in Canadian currency. The third male was arrested shortly thereafter outside of his residence.

They are safe, they are dry not all that expensive either. Great place to store stuff you don’t need or don’t want other people to get at.  Most of these storage places have video surveillance – which the police will now go over with a fine tooth comb.

That’s when things got even more interesting for the police who obtained two Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants; one warrant was executed at a residence in Oakville where a small quantity of cocaine was seized. The second warrant was executed at a storage unit in Burlington and investigators seized the following items:

 Ruger .357 caliber handgun with six rounds of ammunition

Approximately 2.5 kilograms of cocaine

7 pounds of cannabis marihuana

11.5 ounces of heroin

310 oxycodone tablets

15 grams of methamphetamine (crystal meth)

 The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $180,000. Additionally, approximately $45,000 in Canadian currency was seized.  Thy would have been wiser to have put that cash in a sock and buried it somewhere.

 Charged in relation to the investigation are:

 Adam PINKUS (22 years old) of Oakville

Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine)

 Kyle VANDERPLOEG (29 years old) of Oakville

Trafficking a Controlled Substance (cocaine), three counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine, oxycodone, heroin), two counts of Breach of Probation

Highrise storage lockers are safe, dry and easy to acces, Problem crops up when the police get the key.

Both PINKUS and VANDERPLOEG are scheduled to appear in Milton Court on June 4th in relation to their charges.


Aseef MUHIT (22 years old) of Oakville

Trafficking a Controlled Substance (cocaine), five counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine, marihuana, heroin, oxycodone, methamphetamine).

 MUHIT is also charged with a total of nine firearms related offences, and two counts of Breach Probation. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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