Police seize more than $20,000 worth of drugs in Niagara Falls during assault investigation

CKTB - NEWS - Niagara Falls Assault suspects September 2020

Niagara Regional Police have seized just over $20,000 worth of drugs as part of a Niagara Falls assault investigation.

Officers were called to a variety store on Lundy's Lane east of Dorchester Road on Monday morning.

There, the officers determined a man has been standing outside the store at 1:30 when a grey Dodge Caravan pulled up and four men and a woman attacked the victim before fleeing the scene.

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and released later that day.

During a welfare check later that morning, officers discovered the man was suffering from new injuries after an assault at a house in the Main Street and Barker area.

An investigation led officers to a home in the Main Street and Murray area where they arrested two men and a woman.

Using a search warrant police seized 52.8 grams of suspected Fentanyl, 20.3 grams of suspected Crystal Meth, 17.5  grams of Crack Cocaine, and 6 grams of Hydromorphine.

They also found property related to the assaults, a prohibited knife, and unrelated stolen property including bikes, tools, and air conditioners worth around $15,000.

51 year old Shawn Michael Ott and 46 year old Michael C. Lambkin of Niagara Falls are facing charges of aggravated assault and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Lambkin also faces a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon.

42 year old Jennifer Shannon Bedard of Niagara Falls has been charged with aggravated assault.

Police are still looking for two other men connected to the investigation. 

The first suspect is described as a 5'10 - 6'2 white man between the ages of 30 - 40. He has a muscular build and dark hair. At the time he wore a grey hoodie, blue jeans, and light blue/turquoise running shoes.

The second suspect is a white man with short or shaved hair. At the time he wore a dark blue or black sweater with white writing and a dark coloured baseball hat.