Police foot patrol officer catches alleged downtown drug dealer
London Community News
The London Police Service Community Foot Patrol Unit (CFPU) arrested another alleged drug trafficker.
On Tuesday (Nov. 20), shortly before 2 p.m., a citizen called police to report that they had witnessed a suspected drug trafficker on the corner of Dundas and Richmond streets.
Within seconds of receiving the complaint, the foot patrol officer located and arrested the suspect. The investigation revealed that the accused was currently on release for charges related to cultivation of marihuana and for possession of stolen property. This current arrest revealed that the accused was in possession of three Hydromorph Contin tablets, a drug known to produce a powerful euphoria extremely similar to heroin, and $220.
As a result police have charged 23-year-old Alexander William of London with:
• Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
• Fail to comply with undertaking to officer
Between July 2012 and October 2012, the CFPU investigated and laid charges in 20 different drug occurrences. This has resulted in 23 arrests, 56 charges and total drug seizures of $30,220. Since May 2012 the CFPU has issued in excess of 848 provincial offence notices.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.