August 30, 2018 1:38 pm

Police arrest, charge Ottawa man after seizing cocaine in east-end home

A 32-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after an early morning shooting in Ottawa's west end on Tuesday, local police say.

Lars Hagberg / File / The Canadian Press

Ottawa police say they seized more than $28,000 worth of cocaine and crack cocaine Wednesday night after executing a search warrant in the city’s east end.

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Officers from the guns and gangs unit also seized a digital scale and over $1,000 from the Pineview residence, located in the 1800 block of Stonehenge Crescent, according to a news release Thursday from the Ottawa Police Service.

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Following the 8 p.m. drug bust, police arrested and charged 34-year-old Ilebo Boindombe of Ottawa, who is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

Boindombe is facing the following charges:

  • two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • driving a motor vehicle while suspended.

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