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Search warrants carried out in Kitchener homicide investigation

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Waterloo Regional Police say officers have carried out search warrants at a Kitchener apartment building in a homicide investigation.

In a news release, police said the search warrants were carried out on Wednesday at 37 Vanier Dr., which is near where 20-year-old Irshad Sabriye was killed last November.

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Sabriye was shot and killed on the Courtland Avenue on-ramp to Highway 7/8 on Nov. 26.

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Late last month, police were canvassing the apartment building because it overlooks the crime scene and investigators believed there were witnesses who had not yet come forward.

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On Wednesday, police announced information gathered during the homicide investigation led to the search warrants being issued.

Police said they found suspected cocaine and prescription pills along with drug paraphernalia and cash.

A man has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance but a murder charge in Sabriye’s death was not announced.

Police said more arrests and charges are expected.

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Investigators continue to ask for information into Sabriye’s death.

Police can be reached at 519-570-777 ext. 8191 or anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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