Drug investigation leads to the recovery of a gun and drugs in Niagara Falls

NRP - gun - Mar 17

Two people have been arrested in connection with an investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs throughout Niagara Falls.

Niagara police street crime detectives seized a loaded handgun, fentanyl, cocaine and cash after executing search warrants Friday March 17.

One warrant was carried out at a residence in the area of River Road near Eastwood Crescent, the other was inside a hotel room in the area of Lundy's Lane and Beaverdams Road.

The estimated street value of the drugs  is $39,000.

Twenty-three-year-old  Matthew Steward of Mississauga is facing eleven charges including possesion of a prohibited weapon and trafficking.

Thirty-one-year-old  Brett Mclaren of Niagara Falls is charged with two counts of trafficking.