”Purple down” drug bust


(NORTH BAY, ON) – A serious purple fentanyl / heroine drug bust has happened in Ontario.

The North Bay Police Street Crime Unit acting in a cooperative effort with the Canada Border Services Agency conducted a search warrant on a North Bay residence. As a result police have arrested and charged:

32-year-ole Jeffery Pollock, of North Bay with:

  • Four counts of possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Three counts of possession for purpose of trafficking
  • Three counts of importing a prohibited weapon
  • One count of property obtained by crime over $5000;

It is alleged that the Canada Border Services Agency’s International Mail Processing Centre in Toronto intercepted two packages marked for delivery to a residence in North Bay.

The packages were found to contain prohibited weapons. The North Bay Police Street Crime Unit worked in conjunction with the Canada Border Services Agency in obtaining a search warrant for the address.

The search resulted in the seizure of:

  • 3 Switch blades
  • 2 Tasers
  • Butterfly knife
  • 2 Sets of brass knuckles
  • 114g of a purple fentanyl and heroine mixture
  • 87g of crystal methamphetamine
  • $17,000 in Canadian Currency

The total value of the drugs is estimated at over $100,000.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug even in small amounts. 114 grams of fentanyl, depending on its purity, represents enough powdered fentanyl to cause over 55,000 lethal overdoses.

Source: North Bay Police Service