In January 2021, investigators from the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – 2 District Street Crime Unit began a drug trafficking investigation.
Police say over the course of several weeks, observations were made that led police to believe drugs were being trafficked in Oakville and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
On February 24, 2021, police say search warrants were executed on a residence on Inverhouse Drive in Mississauga and a motor vehicle that contained an aftermarket compartment built into the glove box.
As a result of the search, items were located and seized (approximate quantities).
The items seized were 104 grams of cocaine, 21 grams of crack cocaine, Oxycodone, Xanax and Nitrazepam pills, $2500 in Canadian currency, indicia of trafficking (cellphone, digital scale and packaging) and a canister of pepper spray.
Jesse Grant, a 32-year-old from Mississauga was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine/crack cocaine (2 counts), possession for the purpose of trafficking Oxycodone, possession for the purpose of trafficking Xanax, possession for the purpose of trafficking Nitrazepam, trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Police say Grant was released on an undertaking.
Anyone with information in regards to any of these occurrences is asked to contact Detective Constable Alex Lankshear of the Oakville Criminal InvestigationsBureau, 905-825-4747 extension 8982.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.