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Port Stanley News RSS Feed  Crime Watch Search Warrant Nets Approximately $1 Million in Narcotics

PC Max GOMEZ, OPP
Search Warrant Nets Approximately 1 Million in Narcotics

Southwest Middlesex, ON - On August 13, 2017, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Elgin - Middlesex Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), assisted by the Huron-Perth CSCU and the West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a farm property in Southwest Middlesex.

As a result of this search warrant, a male was arrested at scene and is facing drug related charges. Upon the execution of the warrants, investigators located controlled substances, including:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack Cocaine
  • Fentanyl patches (various dosages)
  • Morphine tablets (various dosages)
  • Hydromorphone tablets (various dosages)
  • Oxycodone tablets (various dosages)
  • Dilaudid tablets (various dosages)
  • Cannabis

Investigators also located and seized more than $84,000 in cash as well as other investigative property.

As a result of the police investigation, 62-year-old male, Floriano DAPONTE, of Southwest Middlesex, Ontario, has been charged under the CDSA and Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking x 9
  • Possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of Trafficking - under 3 kg
  • Possession of a Schedule III substance for the purpose of Trafficking x 2
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition x 3
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000 - in Canada

DAPONTE was held in custody and scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on August 14, 2017.

Police continue to investigate this matter. An update will be provided when possible.

OPP Contact Information


Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 August 2017 16:23:53 PM EST

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