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$175,000 Drug Bust – THIBAULT & EFFTING

(TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, ON) – On March 26, 2021 at approximately 9:30 a.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Perth CSCU, Huron CSCU, the West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and uniform officers executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at an address on Wellington Road 34 in Puslinch Township.

On the same date, Guelph Police Service assisted in executing a search warrant at a residence in the City of Guelph that was related to the investigation.

During the execution of the search warrants, officers seized a quantity of cocaine, heroin, morphine, and psilocybin, Canadian currency, and drug paraphernalia.

The drugs seized have an estimated street value of over $145,000. Police also seized close to $30,000 in cash.

Pierre Andre THIBAULT, 50-years-old of Puslinch Township faces the following charges:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Heroin
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Morphine
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Psilocybin
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin

Warren EFFTING, 35-years-old of Guelph has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine.

Both individuals are scheduled to appear at a later date in the Ontario Court of Justice-Guelph to answer to the charges.

The OPP continues in their commitment to remove illegal drugs from our communities. If you have any information to assist, please contact them at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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