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Project Yuma Nets Drugs, Cash, Cars and Guns

Release Date: September 13, 2017

 

More than 80 charges were laid and $1.4 million in drugs was seized during an investigation, dubbed Project Yuma, involving multiple police services.

 

In May of 2017, the DRPS Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), in partnership with Kingston Police, commenced a multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking investigation targeting a number of drug trafficking cells operating in areas from the GTA to the Kingston area.  These drug trafficking cells were involved in the sale and distribution of large quantities of powdered fentanyl, cocaine, and crystal methamphetamine. Project Yuma concluded this week with 18 people facing a total of 82 drug, proceeds and firearms-related charges.   

 

The estimated value of the drugs seized during the investigation is $1.4 million, which included more than 8 kgs of cocaine, 1.5 kgs of crystal methamphetamine, 737 grams of powdered Fentanyl, 10 kgs of cannabis marihuana and 0.5 kg of MDMA.  More than $750,000 in cash, three motor vehicles, $150,000 in proceeds of crime property, an assault-style rifle and a loaded semi-automatic handgun were seized. 

 

This is the second consecutive year that DRPS has partnered with Kingston Police to target major drug trafficking groups operating throughout southern Ontario.  Project Neebing in 2016 resulted in the arrest of 19 people and the seizure of $3 million worth of drugs, three handguns and more than $300,000 in cash. 

 

See the attached charge list and photograph.

 

Anyone with information about illegal drug sales in the Kingston area is asked to contact the DEU at 1-613-549-4660 ext. 6178.

You can also provide tips anonymously via:

  • By calling our general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to be anonymous
  • By calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

 

 

 

 

 PROJECT YUMA CHARGES

DIKE, Clayton, age 25 of Toronto

Trafficking Schedule I Substance x5

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 x2

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 x3

DRISTAS, Andreas, age 31 of Kingston

Trafficking Schedule I Substance

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

DEMPSEY, Michael, age 34 of Innisfil

Trafficking Schedule I Substance

REESOR, Peter, age 44 of East Gwillimbury

Trafficking Schedule I Substance

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

MERIANOS, Konstantine, age 24 of Mississauga

Trafficking Schedule I Substance x5

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 x5

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

Breach Probation

BRUSSEE, Shaquille, age 24 of Mississauga

Trafficking Schedule I Substance

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

RASHEED, Abdalla, age 23 of Toronto

Trafficking Schedule I Substance

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x12

Careless Storage of a Firearm

Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Unauthorized

Possession of a Prohib/Rest Firearm With Ammo

Tampering with a Serial Number

DASRAT, Tyrell, age 26 of Scarborough

Trafficking Schedule I Substance

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

EANG, Narin, age 36 of Woodbridge

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x2

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 x2

Trafficking

NGUYEN, Thi Huong Thien, age 33 of Woodbridge

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x2

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 x2

Trafficking

REYNOLDS, Brian, age 35 of Toronto

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

DOAN, Tuan, age 36 of Whitby

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x2

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 x2

Trafficking

Possession

LEE, Ki-Hwan, age 27 of Toronto

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x2

Possession

Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

Unlicenced Person Possess Prohib/Res Weapon

LEE, Keunsoo, age 27 of Toronto

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x2

Possession

IM, Matthew, age 25 of Toronto

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x2

Possession

DENEE, Ryan, age 40 of Kingston

Possessionx2

COUTO, Jeff, age 37 of Kingston

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

MABEY, Matt, age 29 of Amherstview

Possession

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

Possession Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

TOZER, Richard, age 37 of Elginburg

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

Breach of Conditional Sentence