In November 2020, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) began an investigation after cheques were stolen in Oakville and fraudulently cashed at several locations in Toronto.
Over the course of the investigation, police were able to identify the responsible parties.
Police say on February 26, 2021, investigators from Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Street Crime Unit, conducted surveillance on the suspects in Toronto. During the operation, a suspected drug transaction was observed, according to police.
Amritpal Aujla, a 29-year-old from Oakville was arrested, police say.
According to police, the following items were seized. These items include 60 grams of methamphetamine, 11 grams of cocaine, 7 Xanax pills and 5 litres of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB).
Police say Aujla has been charged with the following possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine, possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking Xanax, possession for the purpose of trafficking Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), fraud under $5000 (8 counts), use forged document (8 counts) and fail to comply with probation (3 counts).
Aujla was held in custody pending a bail hearing, according to police.
Alysha Houston, a 33-year old from Oakville was also arrested in relation to this investigation and has been charged with fraud under $5000 (8 counts), use forged document (8 counts) and fail to comply with release order, according to police.
Houston was released from custody pending a court appearance, police say.
Anyone with information in regards to any of these occurrences is asked to contact Detective Constable Chris Brown, Oakville Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2208.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.