Numerous charges stem from Niagara drug investigation

A three-month drug investigation in Niagara has led to numerous charges.

Members of the NRP's Special Investigative Services - Morality Unit - along with the  Guns, Gangs and Grows Unit and the St. Catharines Street Crime Unit were involved in the investigation.

Six search warrants were executed at three houses, one hotel room and two motor vehicles yesterday (Thursday).

Police seized cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, crystal meth as well as $70,000 dollars in cash along with brass knuckles and a handgun.

Charged as a result of the investigation are:
 
Thirty-year-old Andrew MacDonald of Niagara Falls is facing 26 charges:
 
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking 5 Counts
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon with Ammunition
Careless of Storage of a Firearm
Possession of a Prohibited Item Obtained by Crime
Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
Possession of a Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order 3 Counts
Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is not Authorized
Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000 2 Counts
Breach of Recognizance  10 Counts

Thirty-eight-year-old Catherine Story of Welland is facing five charges:
 
 
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon with Ammo
Careless of Storage of a Firearm
Possession of a Prohibited Item Obtained by Crime
Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

Thirty-year-old Robert Gurley of Thorold is facing five charges:

 
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon with Ammo
Careless of Storage of a Firearm
Possession of a Prohibited Item Obtained by Crime
Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
Total Value of Drugs Seized $68110
 
MacDonald and Gurley were held in custody pending a bail hearing on December 7, 2018 at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in the City of St. Catharines.  

Storey was released from custody with a future court date.