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Media Release

Release Date: November 12th, 2020 - 5:20pm

Originator: Detective, Scott Heyerman, Burlington Street Crime, 905-825-4747 x 2342

Contact: Detective, Scott Heyerman, Burlington Street Crime, 905-825-4747 x 2342

Location: Burlington

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Drug Trafficker Arrested In Burlington

​On November 12th 2020 the Halton Regional Police Service concluded a one week investigation into a drug trafficker in the City of Burlington.

Investigation by the Burlington Street Crime Unit has led to charges against the following individuals:

Brent BALFOUR (23 years) of Burlington

  • Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – MDMA
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Jake URECH (25 years) of Burlington

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Breach Recognizance
  • Breach Probation

On November 12th 2020, investigators from the Burlington Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the City of Burlington.  As a result the following items were seized:

  • 5 grams of Purple Fentanyl
  • 28.3 grams of MDMA
  • 2 digital scales
  • 1 cellular telephone
  • $135.00 cash
  • 1 folding knife
  • 1 butterfly knife

$3200.00 worth of drugs was seized as a result of the search warrant. (Photo attached).

Both parties were released on undertakings.

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.