Fraud Investigation Leads to Drug Seizure

Posted On Monday March 01, 2021

In November 2020, the Halton Regional Police Service commenced an investigation after cheques were stolen in Oakville and fraudulently cashed at various locations in Toronto.

Over the course of the investigation, police were able to identify the responsible parties.

On February 26, 2021, investigators from Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Street Crime Unit, conducted surveillance on the suspects in Toronto. During the operation, a suspected drug transaction was observed.

Amritpal Aujla (29) of Oakville was arrested and the following items were seized (see photo available on website):

  • 60 grams of methamphetamine
  • 11 grams of cocaine
  • 7 Xanax pills
  • 5 litres of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB)

Aujla has been charged with the following:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking Xanax
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
  • Fraud under $5000 (8 counts)
  • Use forged document (8 counts)
  • Fail to comply with probation (3 counts)

Aujla was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Milton.

Alysha Houston (33) of Oakville was also arrested in relation to this investigation and has been charged with:

  • Fraud under $5000 (8 counts)
  • Use forged document (8 counts)
  • Fail to comply with release order

Houston was released from custody pending a court appearance in Milton.

Anyone with information in regards to any of these occurrences is asked to contact Detective Constable Chris Brown, Oakville Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2208.

Tips can also be submitted 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.

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service
Corporate Communications
Phone: 905-825-4899
Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca