East End Drug Bust

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 1:48 p.m. April 28, 2015

A two-month investigation in 55 Division has resulted in several early-morning arrests after search warrants were executed on April 28.

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Five people, including a Young Person, are facing drug charges after being arrested in the Blake St. and Boultbee Ave. area.

Unit commander Superintendent Peter Yuen said members of the public played a role in the ongoing investigation.

“This is a perfect example of a community mobilizing and showing that it cares about its neighbourhood,” said Yuen, of community assistance with the investigation. “We want to thank them for that and also assure them that we will continue to work hard to keep our community a safe place.”

Stephen Laroche, 28, of Toronto, is charged with four counts of trafficking in cocaine, two counts of possession of proceeds of crime and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, while 26-year-old Carmeta Josephs faces a possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine charge.

Abdiquani Abshir and Nureen Haji, of Toronto, face possession of heroin and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime charges while a 17-year-old has been charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and possession of proceeds of crime.

The 55 Division Major Crime and Community Response Units headed the project, with support from the Drug Squad and Gun & Gang Task Force.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com , text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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