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Media Release

Release Date: April 25th, 2019 - 3:40pm

Originator: Detective, Dan Ciardullo, Drug and Morality Unit, 905-825-4777 ext. 8723

Contact: Inspector, Kevin Maher, Drug and Morality Unit, 905-825-4777 ext. 8752

Location: Burlington

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Drug Investigation Leads to Seizure of Significant Quantity of Opioids and the Arrest of a Suspect

On April 24, 2019, members of the Drug and Human Trafficking Unit concluded an investigation into an accused party involved in a drug transaction in the City of Burlington.  As a result, one suspect was arrested and a large quantity of drugs was seized.

At the time of the arrest, a search revealed a significant quantity of fentanyl and other opioids.  A Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant was subsequently obtained and executed at the residence of the arrested party in Stoney Creek.

Items (approximate values provided below) seized include:

  • 1000 Fentanyl pills
  • 20 grams of Purple Fentanyl
  • 24 grams of Cocaine
  • 400 Oxycodone pills
  • 400 Hydromorphone pills
  • 400 Codeine pills
  • $4000 Canadian currency
  • Scales, packaging and other indicia consistent with trafficking​

Arrested and held for a bail hearing in relation to this investigation is Joseph CASUCCIO (62) of Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact Detective Ryan Eacrett at 905-825-4777 ext. 8720 or Detective Constable Brian Cruciano at 905-825-4777 ext. 8726.

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.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.