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Lengthy drug investigation nets six suspected traffickers in Hamilton and Niagara

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Lengthy drug investigation nets six suspected traffickers in Hamilton and Niagara

Following a lengthy investigation, Hamilton Police say they have arrested four people suspected of trafficking drugs.

The investigation began back in October, police say. As a result of the information gathered, Police formed grounds to seek warrants to search three residences in the Hamilton, Binbrook and Grimsby areas.

On January 17, 2020, police entered a residence on East 34th Street in Hamilton and located prohibited weapons and a number of drugs. Two men were located inside.

As a result of the evidence uncovered, Domenic Mamone and Matthew Casarsa have been charged criminally and held pending a bail hearing.

Both Hamilton residents are facing a slew of charges:

Domenic Mamone (47-years-old)
Possession for the Purpose Trafficking- Opioid
Possession for the Purpose Trafficking – Other Drugs
Proceeds of Crime Under $5000
Possession of Prohibited Weapon x 2
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Heroin
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

Matthew Casarsa (34-years-old)
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid x 2
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs x 2
Proceeds of Crime under $5000
Possession of Prohibited Weapon x 2
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Heroin x 2
Proceeds of Crime under $5000
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

On Jan. 17 as well, Niagara Police assisted with a drug warrant at a residence on Ontario Street in Grimsby. The residents were not home at the time but police located drugs and cash inside.

As a result of the evidence located and seized and the following Grimsby residents are charged with a number of offences. A warrant was issued Tuesday (Jan. 21) for their arrest. Charged are:

Michael Halliday (32-years-old)
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid
Possession of Cocaine
Possession of – Other drugs
Proceeds of Crime Under $5000

Olivia Krusell (27-years-old)
Proceeds of Crime under $5000
Possession for the Purpose Trafficking – Opioid
Possession of – Cocaine
Possession of – Other drugs

Hamilton Police say they entered a residence on Degrow Court in Binbrook on Jan. 17 and located drugs. Two men were arrested at the time.

The Binbrook residents face the following charges:

Dwayne Smith Sr. (60-years-old)
Possession of Cocaine x 2
Possession of Prohibited Weapon
Possession of Opioid
Released on an Undertaking and expected to attend court on February 12, 2020

Dwayne Smith Jr. (38-years-old)
Possession of – Opioid
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs
Released on an Undertaking and expected to attend court on March 4, 2020.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jason Cattle of the Vice and Drug Unit: (905) 546-3887.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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