Fifteen people–including 12 Brampton residents and one Mississauga resident–are facing drug trafficking charges.
Peel police say the arrests were made in connection with a drug trafficking investigation that launched in September 2020.
On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, investigators concluded their investigation after conducting numerous search warrants in the cities of Brampton and Toronto. Police allege that the searches lead to the discovery of three firearms, a quantity of cash and various illicit drugs with an estimated street value of nearly $700,000.
“Reducing gun and gang activity in the Region of Peel is our priority. This group, known as D.O.E. or Dough Over Everything, was identified in 2020 as trafficking illicit narcotics within Peel Region and other communities in southwestern Ontario,” said Todd Custance, Inspector, Specialized Enforcement Bureau, in a statement.
“Members of the Specialized Enforcement Bureau worked collaboratively with investigators from 21 Division to dismantle this group. This initiative, called Project High Top, resulted in the seizure of firearms, methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl. This will have a meaningful impact in making our communities safer by reducing street level drug trafficking and the associated violence in our city.”
Police say that 28-year-old Mississauga man Felix Owusu-Prempeh is facing firearm and drug-related charges.
Police also charged a number of Brampton residents with various firearm and drug-related offences, including Caliyah Wray, 23, David Osei Owusu, 24, Jermain Hinds, 26, David Ansah, 25, Samuel Ansah, 24, Manasseh Osei-Tutu, 27, Albert Effah, 23, Chris Agyeman, 27, Isaiah Agyeman, 23, Kevin Agyapong, 23, Assah Amponsah, 24 and Kaile Morrow, 20.
Police also charged 18-year-old Toronto woman Blessing Reid and 39-year-old Essex woman Melissa Iler.
Police Agyapong and Morrow were released and will appear in court in September 2021. The remaining suspects appeared for a bail hearing on June 23, 2021.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call investigators at the Specialized Enforcement Bureau at 905-453–2121, extension 3515.