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Guelph Police Reports - February 22, 2013

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Targeted drug enforcement leads to three arrests
On February 21, 2013, as a result of a targeted Drug Enforcement Initiative by members of the Youth and Crime Prevention Services Unit, three drug arrests were made at two Guelph High Schools.

At 8:50 a.m., an 18 year old Erin male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. A small quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia was seized by officers. No charge was laid as the male was dealt with by diversion methods and internally by the school.

At 10:05 a.m., two 17 year old Guelph males were arrested and charged for possession for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, after a large quantity of marijuana was located and seized, valued at $600. Both will appear in court on April 3, 2013.

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Search warrant leads to two arrests
In February, 2013, members of the Guelph Police Service's Drug Unit initiated an investigation into individuals who were believed to be producing marijuana in the city of Guelph. On February 21, 2013, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed at a residence located on Victoria Road in Guelph.

Located inside the residence was a highly sophisticated marijuana grow operation. A total of 286 marijuana plants were seized. It is estimated that this number of plants has the potential to produce $286, 000 worth of marijuana if sold on the street. Also seized from the residence was $7000 worth of growing equipment, $1,600 worth of dry marijuana, and other offence related property.

A 49 year old Guelph man and a 52 year old Guelph man have been charged with Theft of electricity, Theft Under $5000, Production of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), and Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. The 49 year old was further charged with Breach of Recognizance. They will both appear in bail court on February 22, 2013.

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Sexual assault - arrest
On Thursday, February 21, 2013, Guelph Police made an arrest in connection with a sexual assault that took place a week prior, on February 14, 2013. The sexual assault complaint involved inappropriate touching by the accused man and it took place in the parking lot at 666 Woolwich Street. The 23 year old female victim was not injured and subsequently contacted police.

A 42 year old Guelph man has been charged with one count of sexual assault. He will appear in bail court on February 22, 2013.


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