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In the fall of 2017 members of the Niagara Regional Police Welland Street Crime Unit began an investigation into the sale of heroin in the City of Welland. The investigation identified two suspected heroin traffickers; one of whom was recently released from custody on a recognizance of bail this month on previous drug related charges. 

On October 18th, 2017 the investigation culminated with arrests and the execution of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at an address in Welland. As a result of the search warrant police seized 15 grams of suspected fentanyl, 26 grams of suspected heroin 47 grams of suspected  marihuana, three prohibited weapons (knives and a pair of brass knuckles) and indicators of trafficking. 

John Disher, a 33 year old Welland resident is charged with:

1. Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking – 5(2) CDSA
2. Possession of Heroin for the Purpose of Trafficking – 5(2) CDSA
3. Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking – 5(2) CDSA
4. Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 355(b) CC
5. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon – 92(1) CC
6. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon – 92(1) CC
7. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon – 92(1) CC
8. Breach Probation – 733.1(1) Criminal Code
9. Breach Probation – 733.1(1) Criminal Code
10. Breach Probation 733.1(1) Criminal Code
11. Fail to Comply Recognizance – 145(3) Criminal Code
12. Fail to Comply Recognizance – 145(3) Criminal Code 

Reana Weaver, a 22 year old Welland Resident is charged with:

1. Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking – 5(2) CDSA
2. Possession of Heroin for the Purpose of Trafficking – 5(2) CDSA
3. Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking – 5(2) CDSA
4. Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 355(b) CC
5. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon – 92(1) CC
6. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon – 92(1) CC
7. Possession of Methamphetamine 4(1) CDSA
8. Breach Probation – 733.1(1) Criminal Code
9. Breach Probation – 733.1(1) Criminal Code
10. Breach Probation 733.1(1) Criminal Code
11. Fail to Comply Recognizance – 145(3) Criminal Code 

Both parties were held pending a bail hearing in St Catharines on October 19th, 2017.