February 2, 2018 4:40 pm
Updated: February 2, 2018 5:52 pm

London police bust sees Mississauga homicide suspect arrested, drugs seized

A uniformed London police patch, September 6, 2017.

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A 23-year-old Mississauga homicide suspect was one of four people taken into custody Thursday, during a drug bust at a home on Maitland Street, London police said Friday.

Officers also seized more than $31,000 in drugs, nearly all of it suspected cocaine.

In a release, police said they were assisting Peel Regional Police in arresting the wanted man, identified as Victor Brooks of Mississauga, when they executed the search warrant at an unspecified address.

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In addition to arresting Brooks, London police also took three others into custody — a 21-year-old Londoner and two 23-year-olds, one from Newmarket the other from Brampton — and seized $31,100 worth of suspected cocaine, $190 of marijuana bud, three marijuana gummies, and $10,000 in cash.

All four are jointly charged with possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of possession of a Schedule II substance, police said.

READ MORE: 8 charged for 2017 homicide of 28 year old in central Mississauga

Brooks was among eight people charged in three separate jurisdictions across the province on Thursday in connection with a homicide case that dates back to March 1, 2017. Brooks and Shantel Manbauman, 24, of Brampton each face a first-degree murder charge in the death of Shane Thomas, 28, of Mississauga. Six others have also been charged — all face a charge of accessory after the fact.

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