Detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service 1 District – St. Catharines Street Crime Unit have been investigating the sale of illegal fentanyl and cocaine. The investigation has been ongoing since the summer of 2021.
Detectives were able to identify a male suspect. On December 21, 2021, the suspect was arrested for drug related offences. Detectives subsequently sought search warrants for a room at a hotel located in the area of Dunlop Drive and Carlton Street in St. Catharines and for a residential apartment located on Queenston Street near Geneva Street.
As a result of the investigation detectives have seized:
32.8 grams of fentanyl 8.8 grams of crack cocaine
The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $16,000.
Detectives also seized $1710 CDN as suspected proceeds of crime.
Anthony Bancroft Clarke (32 years) of Toronto has been arrested and charged with the criminal offences of:
Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl) – Sec. 5(2) CDSA Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine) – Sec. 5(2) CDSA Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – Sec 355(b) CC Fail to Comply with Release Order – Sec. 145(5)(a) CC
Clarke was held in custody to attend a video bail hearing on September 22, 2021, to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.
Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, extension 1024233.