Project Decepticon success 27 drug dealers arrested

Between August 2011 and November 2011, members of the Toronto Police Service Drug Squad, with the assistance of Durham Regional Police Service, York Regional Police Service, Belleville Police Service and Hamilton Police Service, conducted an investigation into the alleged illicit sale and distribution of narcotics, primarily ecstasy and cocaine.

The investigation was Project Decepticon. It targeted a network of individuals alleged to be supplying and distributing ecstasy, cocaine and marijuana throughout Toronto. This investigation revealed the organization had ties to York Region, Durham Region, Hamilton and Belleville.

On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, Project Decepticon culminated with 26 search warrants executed at various addresses across the GTA.

In total, 27 people were arrested and charged with 46 drug-related offences and 70 Criminal Code offences.

It is alleged that, during the search warrants:

– approximately 23,330 ecstasy pills, weighing 5,600 grams with an estimated street value of $466,600, were seized

– approximately 28 grams of crack cocaine, with an estimated street value of $1,500, were seized

– approximately 54 grams of powder cocaine, with an estimated street value of $5,940, were seized

– approximately 230 grams of hashish, with an estimated street value of $5,750, were seized

– approximately 85 lbs. of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $343,000, were seized

– two active marijuana grow operations were dismantled, resulting in the seizure of 607 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, with an estimated street value of $607,000

– approximately $104,000 in Canadian currency was seized as proceeds of crime

– approximately $5,000 in U.S. currency was seized as proceeds of crime

– two handguns were seized during this investigation

– six vehicles were seized as offence-related property

– other valuable assets have been identified and are the subject of an ongoing investigation

The following have been charged:

Ricardo Wilson, 31, of Toronto, charged with:
1. two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
2. two counts of Traffic Marijuana (under)
3. Traffic Cocaine
4. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Kenneth Oxley, 35, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
2. Traffic Marijuana (under)
3. Possession of Proceeds of Crime
4. Possession of Marijuana (under)

Koi Chen, 35, of Toronto, charged with:
1. three counts of Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
2. two counts of Traffic Marijuana (under)
3. eight counts of Possession of Proceeds of Crime
4. 11 counts of Traffic in Controlled Substance Schedule
5. Traffic Cocaine

Duong-Doi Hua, 45, of Vaughan, charged with:
1. Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
2. two counts of Traffic in Controlled Substance Schedule
3. four counts of Possession of Proceeds of Crime
4. two counts of Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
5. Possession for the Purpose Controlled Substance Schedule III

Long Hoang, 34, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
2. Traffic in Controlled Substance Schedule III
3. two counts of Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Rajeive Rajaratnam, 26, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
2. Traffic Cocaine
3. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Quoc Pham, 22, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Thanh Pham, 18, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Thi Vu, 23, of Toronto, (female) charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Thi Nguyen, 45, of Toronto, (female) charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Marleyne Edwards, 24, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Controlled Substance Schedule III
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Tara Edwards, 31, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Controlled Substance Schedule III
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Van Nguyen, 47, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Quang Dinh, 29, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Jamal John, 25, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Weapon
2. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
3. Possession of a Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
5. Possession of Firearm Obtained by the Commission of an Offence
6. Possess Firearm Knowing the Serial Number has been Altered, Defaced or Removed
7. Weapons Dangerous
8. Careless Storage of a Restricted Weapon

Amy Chapman, 26, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Weapon
2. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
3. Possession of a Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
5. Possession of Firearm Obtained by the Commission of an Offence
6. Possess Firearm Knowing the Serial Number has been Altered, Defaced or Removed
7. Weapons Dangerous
8. Careless Storage of a Restricted Weapon

Hoa Bui, 52, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime
3. Fail to Comply Recognizance

Hung Tang, 59, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Anh Tran, 26, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Yaseen Khan, 29, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
2. Firearm Careless Storage
3. Possession of Firearm Obtained by the Commission of an Offence
4. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
5. Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device
6. Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Weapon

Diana Chen, 54, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession for the Purpose Hashish (over)
3. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Kim Chen, 31, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession for the Purpose Hashish (over)

Katherine Chen, 25, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession for the Purpose Hashish (over)
3. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (under)

Jason Chen, 21, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession for the Purpose Hashish (over)
3. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (under)
4. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Joseph Worton, 24, of Toronto, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (over)
2. Possession for the Purpose Hashish (over)
3. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana (under)
4. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

Dean McAlpine, 25, of Ajax, charged with:
1. Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
2. three counts of Traffic in Controlled Substance Schedule III
3. four counts of Possession of Proceeds of Crime
4. Possession of Marijuana (under)
5. Possession for the Purpose Controlled Substance Schedule III

Justin Nolan, 30, of Belleville, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marijuana
3. Possession of Controlled Substance Hashish
4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (under)

Shawna Lee-Ann Empey, 28, of Belleville, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marijuana
3. Possession of Controlled Substance Hashish
4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (under)

Cody Reid, 23, of Belleville, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marijuana
2. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

Kim Neville-Hinks, 49, of Belleville, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana
3. Breach of OIC Undertaking

John Hinks, 55, of Belleville, charged with:
1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana

Jamie-Lynn Bailey, 25, of Hamilton, charged with:
1. Cultivation of Marijuana
2. Possession of Marijuana for the Purpose of Trafficking
3. Possession of Marijuana
4. Possession of Cocaine

30-year-old man, of Hamilton (released on Promise to Appear), charged with:
1. Cultivation of Marijuana
2. Possession of Marijuana for the Purpose of Trafficking
3. Possession of Marijuana
4. Possession of Cocaine

24-year-old woman, of Hamilton, (released on Appearance Notice), charged with:
1. Cultivation of Marijuana
2. Possession of Marijuana for the purpose of Trafficking

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