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Four people nabbed in regional drug bust, more expected

Drugs, ammunition, replica handguns, cash and vehicles were found in the search of five Ottawa and Gatineau properties.
2018-03-22 Gatineau police
Photo/ The Gatineau City Police Department

A series of raids and and arrests in Ottawa and Gatineau have four people facing drug-related charges.

Officers searched five addresses, including homes on Dieppe Street, Montreal Road, Rue Goyette, Boulevard de L'Amérique Française, Rue Lambert. In their searches, they seized drugs, ammunition, replica handguns, cash and vehicles.

Walter Hackbarth, 50, of Ottawa is facing charges of:
*       Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking x 3
*       Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000 x 1

James Dunphy, 38, of Ottawa is facing charges of:
*       Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking x 3
*       Possession proceeds of crime over $5000 x 1

Nathalie Dessureault, 41, of Gatineau is facing charges of:
*       Possession of a schedule II substance x 1
*       Possession of schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking x 1

Devan Jones, 25, of Gatineau is facing charges of:
*       Possession of a schedule I substance x 1
*       Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking x 1
*       Possession of a schedule III substance x 1

Drugs seized are still to be analyzed and confirmed by Health Canada. More arrests and charges are expected.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation or any other drug investigation is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Drug Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5080. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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