Cash and Vehicles Seized in Major Oakville Drug Bust

Two Oakville residents are facing charges in connection with a massive drug trafficking bust in which cash and vehicles were also seized.

The Halton police street crime unit began investigating last month,.arresting a man and woman on Feb. 15.

They were each found with large quantities of marijuana, investigators allege.

A search warrant was executed at an Oakville home on Friday.

It resulted in the seizure of 75 kilograms of marijuana; $40,000 cash; a 2017 GMC Sierra; and a 2014 Nissan Rogue.

The estimated value of the marijuana seized is $330,000.

Maziar Vesalpour, 32, and Emily Forrieter 27, are charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Photo courtesy of Halton Regional Police

They’ve been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Det.-Const. Tim Corbeil of the 2 District street crime unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 2268.

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

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