Investigation into the Distribution of Fentanyl in Niagara Falls Results in Arrest

In January 2023, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) street crime detectives assigned to 2 District (Niagara Falls / Niagara-on-the-Lake) commenced an investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs throughout the City of Niagara Falls.

During the evening hours on January 18th, 2023, detectives received judicial authorization to execute a search warrant inside a motel room located in the area of Lundy’s Lane near Montrose Road, in the City of Niagara Falls.  As a result of the investigation one individual was arrested.  In total, detectives recovered 18.6 grams of suspected fentanyl with an estimated value of $2,000.

Todd Walter PETKOVICH (59 years) of Niagara Falls has been arrested and charged with the following criminal offences:

• Possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking

• Fail to comply with probation order (2 counts)

PETKOVICH was released on a Form 10 Undertaking.  He is scheduled to attend court on March 23rd, 2023, at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse located at 59 Church Street, in the City of St. Catharines.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, dial option #3, extension #1008391.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.


Incident #23-6303