RCMP and WRPS Arrest two Kitchener Residents for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2016 /CNW/ - A joint investigation, involving the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Kitchener and London Detachments, and Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) has resulted in two Kitchener men being arrested for trafficking in a controlled substance.

This investigation commenced in March 2016 as Project OUTLAND, where investigators were focusing on two high level Drug dealers in the Region of Waterloo namely Trevor Scott BALLARD and Thomas Jay CRYSTAL.  On August 30th, 2016 at approximately 7:05 p.m. the two men were arrested when BALLARD was observed entering CRYSTAL's vehicle while it was parked near the baseball grandstand located within the Riverside Park in the city of Cambridge.

Approximately 250 grams of heroin and 530 grams of crystal meth located in a knapsack worn by BALLARD was seized. Both men were searched following their arrest and $3580 in cash was also seized from the pair. They were both transported to WRPS for processing and to await their bail hearing

As a result of this investigation the following men were arrested and charged:

Trevor Scott BALLARD (m) (32) of Kitchener was charged with:
Possession of Property obtained by Crime
Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) for the purpose of trafficking
Possession of a controlled substance (heroin) for the purpose of trafficking

Thomas Jay CRYSTAL (m) (32) of Kitchener was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance.
Possession of Property obtained by Crime (CCC)
Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) for the purpose of trafficking
Possession of a controlled substance (heroin) for the purpose of trafficking

"The RCMP is determined to provide safe homes and communities across the country by arresting criminals who are involved in trafficking illegal drugs in Canada," said Superintendent Jamie Jagoe of the RCMP.  "The result of this investigation demonstrates how the RCMP and its partners work effectively together to keep illegal drugs out of our communities."

Law enforcement agencies work diligently to make our communities a safer place to live, however your assistance in remaining vigilant and informing us of any suspicious activities will help us be even more successful. 

Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local police, the RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: Sgt. Penny HERMANN, Media Relations, "O" Division (Ontario), PHONE # 416-992-4409

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