Brantford man arrested for trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine

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On July 7, 2017, at around 12:40 p.m. the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit arrested a 26-year-old Brantford man after several months of investigation relating to illegal drug activity within the City of Brantford.

On July 7, 2017, the Street Crime Unit observed the accused next to his parked vehicle on a west end street in Brantford. Detectives approached the accused and advised him that he was under arrest. The accused fled and a short foot pursuit ensued. The accused was also observed throwing packages of cocaine onto the ground during the pursuit. After a brief struggle with the accused, he was arrested. The BPS Canine Unit also attended to ensure all the packages were located. During the investigation and

During the investigation and arrest, police seized a total of 293 grams of Cocaine with a street value of $29,340.00 and 79.9 grams of Methamphetamine with a street value of $11,985.00.  Police also seized over $2600.00 in cash.

Bryan Ainsley BETHEL, 26 years of age of Brantford is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (cash).   The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Anyone who has information on drug-related activities in the City of Brantford is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a webtip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251