Release Date: May 8th, 2020 - 3:17pm
Originator: Detective, Jared McLeod, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2385
Contact: Detective, Scott Heyerman, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2342
Attachment 1: 6452-HRPSseizure.PNG
The Halton Regional Police Service has made a number of arrests in relation to a drug trafficking investigation in Burlington which began in April, 2020.
Investigation by the Burlington Street Crime Unit has led to charges against the following individuals;
Edlyn MILLER (27 years old from St. Catharines)
Naithan BACHIU-TAIT (25 years old from Hamilton)
James SHIELDS (28 years old from Hamilton)
Amanda HARPER (27 years old from Hamilton)
Ashley JACOBSEN-SMITH (25 years old from Hamilton)
On May 8th 2020, Investigators executed search warrants at residences in the City of Hamilton and the City of St. Catharines and the following items were seized from both locations:
$7,400 worth of drugs was seized as a result of the search warrants. (Photo attached).
Both Bachiu-Tait and Miller were held pending a court appearance in Milton.
Harper, Jacobsen-Smith and Shields have been released from custody pending a court appearance in Milton.
Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Scott Heyerman of the 3 District Street Crime Unit 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.
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.