On Thursday, September 21, 2017 members of the Central Region Street Crime Unit conducted a drug investigation into a suspected Heroin and Methamphetamine Trafficker operating from a Welland residence. 

The investigation concluded with multiple arrests and the execution of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a Hellems Avenue Welland residence. 

During the course of the investigation, Police seized 96.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine (street value of $9670), 15.2 grams of suspected heroin (street value of $4560), 8 grams of suspected fentanyl (street value of $2400) and hydromorphone capsules.  In addition to the drugs, police seized trafficking indicators including scales, cellular telephones, cash and packaging material.  Additional charges were laid after locating a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles) and stolen property (bicycles).

The following persons were arrested and held for a bail hearing in St. Catharines scheduled for September 22, 2017:

Adam Fougere, 33 year of age of Welland

  • Possession of Heroin for the Purpose of Trafficking (2 counts)
  • Possession of Methamphetamine for  the Purpose of Trafficking (2 counts)
  • Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Hydromorphone
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 (2 counts)

David Cowe, 32 years of age of Welland

  • Possession of Heroin for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Methamphetamine for  the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Breach of Probation

Robin-Lynn Winmill, 27 years of age of Welland

  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance