Oshawa man popped after downtown patrol officers spot him conducting drug deal

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Published June 1, 2022 at 12:39 pm

An Oshawa man is in custody after failing to notice police watching him while he was (allegedly) conducting a drug deal.

Central East Community Response Team officers were in downtown Oshawa conducting patrols Tuesday when they spotted the suspect involved in what they believed to be a drug transaction with another individual. The suspect was arrested and police seized a quantity of fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine with an approximate street value of $7,700.

Michael Samuels, 48, is facing numerous charges, including possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst Tillsley at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2417.

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