TORONTO — Police have charged eight suspects and seized more than $30,000 in drugs and $10,000 in cash after raids on a Hells Angels motorcycle club in Toronto and a residence in Oshawa.
Durham Regional Police began an investigation in early January, after they allegedly observed a drug deal at a townhouse complex in Oshawa. Two people were arrested nearby and fentanyl and cocaine were seized.
Search warrants were then executed at the townhouse and at the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club East Toronto Chapter on St. Clair Avenue East.
Three suspects were arrested in the Oshawa townhouse and police seized 240 grams of cocaine, 13.5 grams of marijuana, 25.8 grams of cannabis resin, 12 fentanyl patches and $9,420 in cash.
A suspect who lived at the townhouse was also arrested in Toronto, which led to the seizure of 12.7 grams of cocaine, 20 oxycodone pills, and $1,170 in cash.
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The second search warrant executed at the Hells Angels clubhouse resulted in the arrest of two male suspects and the seizure of cocaine and oxycodone.
In total, police said they seized $30,950 in drugs and $10,590 in cash and eight suspects face charges.
- Steven Gignac, 39, of Oshawa has been charged with eight drug-related offences including trafficking cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000.
- Kimberly Gignac, 42, Liam Gignac, 19, and Kevin Mason, 30, of Oshawa, have been charged with five drug-related offences including possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000.
- Robert Prested, 63, of Toronto, and Steven Swanson, 35, of Pickering have been charged with possession of a Schedule 1 substance.
- Andrew Robinson, 39, of Clarington, Ont. has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine) and possession for the purpose of trafficking (fentanyl).
- Jenny Barns, 28, of Clarington, has been charged with possession of cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).
Anyone with new information is asked to contact Det. Thomson of the Intelligence Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5809.
Anonymous information can also be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.