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2 Toronto-area teens charged with drug trafficking in Peterborough

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Two Toronto-area teenagers face drug trafficking charges in Peterborough following an incident on Sunday at an Aylmer Street North multi-unit building – May 19, 2020

Two teenagers from the Greater Toronto Area are facing drug-related charges following an investigation at a multi-unit residence in Peterborough on Sunday morning.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, officers received a call about an unwanted party in the common area of an apartment complex on Aylmer Street North.

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Police say officers discovered two youths in one of the units, allegedly with illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia. During a search of the youths, police say they were found in possession of 85 grams of crack cocaine, 92 grams of fentanyl, weigh scales and approximately $14,300 in cash.

A 17-year-old boy from Brampton, Ont., and a 15-year-old boy from Toronto were both arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

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The 17-year-old was also charged with failure to comply with a probation order.

The co-accused were held in custody and appeared in court on Monday.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the names of the youths cannot be released.

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