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Search Warrant Takedown

On Friday, eleven people were arrested after a very in-depth investigation by Detectives. Police executed Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrants at a Welland pizza establishment, five Welland residences and one Port Colborne residence.

Eight of the eleven persons are currently facing Criminal Charges in relation to the search warrants:

• 40-year-old John Hibbert of Balmoral Avenue, Welland. Hibbert is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and breach of probation.

• 45-year-old Karl Nelson of King Street, Welland. Nelson is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

• 24-year-old Joshua Hyndman of Dain Avenue, Welland. Hyndman is charged with 2 counts of Possession of a prohibited weapon and Possession of a Controlled substance.

• 29-year-old M****** A****** (name removed by request) of Crowland Avenue, Welland.  A****** is charged with Production of a Controlled Substance and possession of a Controlled Substance.

• 49-year-old Dana Turner of Alberta Street, Welland. Turner is charged with possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of trafficking, Possession of a Controlled substance and Possession of the Proceeds of Crime.

• 41-year-old William Winger of Mitchell Street, Port Colborne. Winger is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of the Proceeds of Crime.

• 35-year-old Tracey Gauthier of Mitchell Street, Port Colborne. Gauthier is charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of trafficking and Possession of the Proceeds of Crime.

• 36-year-old Robert Gauthier of Mitchell Street, Port Colborne. Gauthier is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of the proceeds of Crime.

All eleven people arrested were subsequently released from custody to attend court at a later date.

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