Burlington Drug Trafficking Investigation Leads to Arrest and Charges

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The Halton Regional Police Service has arrested one person in relation to a drug trafficking investigation in Burlington.

Jitinderpal Bhamra, 20, of Hamilton has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking for the four drugs, careless storage of ammunition, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.

Bhamra is held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The three week investigation began when investigators were proactively patrolling the area of Queensway Drive when they observed the accused conducting a drug transaction.

The accused was subsequently observed conducting another drug transaction at another location in Burlington.

On July 13, 2022, the accused was seen conducting another drug transaction in Hamilton. At that time he was placed under arrest, and Criminal Code search warrants were obtained for his residence and vehicle.

As a result of the search warrants, various quantities of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA were seized.

The total street value of the seized drugs is estimated to be over $100,000.

The police also seized over $30,000 in Canadian currency, a glock pistol, 60 bullets, two cellphones, and three digital scales.

The police have asked people who may have information regarding this investigation to contact Detective Scott Heyerman of the 3 District Street Crime Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 2342.

Shazia Nazir, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Milton Reporter, Milton Reporter