Million dollar drug bust on Six Nations and Brantford

Three people charged with trafficking fentanyl, cocaine, and meth; weapons seized

SIX NATIONS — Police made a major arrest on July 14 that brought in over $1.5 million in drugs, guns, currency and jewellery.

Six Nations Police Service say the million dollar seizure is the result of a 9 month investigation labelled “Project Reunion” into illicit drugs being trafficked on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and surrounding areas.

That project saw 15 search warrants executed in various locations surrounding Six Nations.

As a result, police seized 6 kilograms of methamphetamine, 4 kilograms of cocaine, half a kilogram of fentanyl, a large quantity of hydromorphone, oxycodone & alprazolam, 18 firearms and ammunition, approximately $86,000 Canadian currency and $200,000 in jewellery.

Police have arrested and charged Justin Wayne Allen Aumell, 31-years-old of Brantford, Ontario with the following criminal offences:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – methamphetamine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – hydromorphone
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – alprazolam
  • Possession of oxycodone
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order: Other Than to Attend Court
  • Firearm: Unauthorized Possession (18 counts)
  • Firearm: Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession
  • Weapon: Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession
  • Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition (four counts)
  • Possession Prohibited Weapon (two counts)
  • Firearm, Ammunition: Careless Use (five counts)
  • Firearm: Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order (38 counts)
  • Proceeds of Crime over $5,000
  • Possession Stolen Property Under $5,000

Another of the accussed, Shanna Julieanna Vanevery, 29-years-old of Brantford, Ontario is arrested and charged with

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – methamphetamine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – hydromorphone
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – alprazolam
  • Possession of oxycodone
  • Firearm: Unauthorized Possession (18 counts)
  • Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition (four counts)
  • Possession Prohibited Weapon (two counts)
  • Firearm, Ammunition: Careless Use (five counts)
  • Proceeds of Crime Over $5,000
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000

A third person, Catherine Lowes, 59-years-old of Brantford, Ontario was arrested and is charged with the following criminal offences:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – methamphetamine
  • Firearm: Unauthorized Possession (16 counts)
  • Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition (three counts)
  • Firearm, Ammunition: Careless Use
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000

All three accused were held for a bail hearing and remanded into custody. Six Nations Police are expecting to lay additional charges against other individuals involved in this investigation.

If anyone from the public has any information that would further assist this investigation please call 519-445-2811. If you would like to remain anonymous and be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppersbb.com

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