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Two face drug charges following investigation

An investigation that began in February led the the subsequent arrest of two people on Thursday
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Since February 2019, members of the St.Catharines Street Crime Unit, The Guns, Gangs and Grows Unit, and the Morality Unit conducted a joint investigation into the sale of crystal methamphetamine within the Region of Niagara.

As a result of the investigation, several suspected drug deals were observed by police being conducted by a male and female, who were the targets of this investigation.

On Thursday, March 14, 2019 police were granted judicial authorization to enter and search a residence on Waters Avenue, Niagara Falls. At approximately 5:45 p.m. police followed the same female to Beamsville where she was observed conducting a suspected drug transaction. Police subsequently conducted a traffic stop on the QEW Niagara Falls-bound near Glendale Avenue, where she was arrested. A police search located 265 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 16 grams of cocaine and eight grams of fentanyl. The estimated street value of the drugs were approximately $30,000.00. At approximately 6:30 p.m. the search warrant was executed where the male was arrested.

Charged with three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking was 35-year-old Krisa Graham and 50-year-old John Carriero. Carriero was also charged with three counts of breaching a release order. Both Graham and Carriero will be attending a bail hearing on March 15, 2019 at the St. Catharines courthouse.