(KINCARDINE TWP, ON) – On June 28, 2017, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau – Community Street Crimes Unit, West Region OPP Tactics & Rescue Unit (TRU) and West Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a property along Highway 21 in Kincardine Township.

As a result of the execution of the search warrant, police seized cocaine, cannabis marihuana and hashish. The estimated, combined value of the seized controlled substances was $60,940.00.

Police also seized offence-related property that consisted of trafficking paraphernalia, cash and prohibited weapons.

Sixty-year-old Nicola MALFARA of Kincardine Township was charged with 3 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless storage of a firearm and possession of property obtained by crime.

He was held in custody pending the result of a bail hearing scheduled for June 28, 2017.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.