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Fentanyl, heroin seized during Fort Erie drug bust

40-year-old faces numerous trafficking charges
2020-08-07 NRPS Fort Erie drug bust
Photo supplied by Niagara Regional Police

On Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, 5 District (Fort Erie) detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) with the assistance of uniform officers and the K9 unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on a residence in the area of Waterloo Street and Bertie Street in the Town of Fort Erie.

As a result, police seized 642.8 grams of cocaine, 28.7 grams of fentanyl, 6 grams of heroin, 6.9 grams of crystal meth, 32 pills of methylphenidate and $1,900 in Canadian currency.

The estimated street values of the seized drugs are $64,280 in cocaine, $8,610 in fentanyl, $2,100 in heroin, $690 in crystal meth and $224 in methylphenidate.

Nicole Piper (40 years old), of Fort Erie, was arrested and charged with the alleged following offences:
    •    Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
    •    Possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking
    •    Possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking
    •    Possession of crystal meth for the purpose of trafficking
    •    Possession of methylphenidate for the purpose of trafficking
    •    Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Nicole Piper is being held pending a bail hearing on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse located at 59 Church St. in the City of St. Catharines.

Anyone with information, is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police, at 905-688-4111 ext. 5400.