Three people charged in drug trafficking investigation in Hamilton, Oakville, Toronto

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Published August 2, 2023 at 12:01 pm

Three people from Toronto have been arrested and charged after a police drug trafficking investigation in Oakville, Hamilton and Toronto.

Halton Regional Police identified a suspect and vehicle that were observed making drug transactions in Oakville, Hamilton and Toronto between May 25, 2023 and July 19, 2023.

Search warrants were executed last Friday (July 28) at two residences in Toronto along with the vehicle associated to an identified perpetrator.

The following items were seized (photo below) as a result of the search warrants:

  • Approximately 332 grams of fentanyl (approximate street value of $66,000)
  • Approximately 143 grams of cocaine
  • Approximately 11 grams of Methamphetamines
  • Items consistent with drug trafficking (cellular phones, digital scales, packaging, etc.)
  • $1050 in Canadian currency

Joshua Palmer Foster, 26, of Toronto was arrested and charged with:

  • Trafficking a Controlled Substance
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon (brass knuckle-handled knife)

Dejaunte Larose, 24, of Toronto was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon (brass knuckles)
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

Destiny Lyons, 24, of Toronto was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

Palmer Foster and Larose were both held in custody pending a bail hearing.  Lyons was released on a promise to return to court.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or through their website at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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