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Police seize purple putty-like substance in drug raid

Drugs seized include crack cocaine, oxycocet, marijuana, hydromorphone, methylphenidate and a purple putty-like substance believed to contain fentanyl.
2018-05-10 Purple putty possibly Fentanyl
Purple putty found in Vanier apartment, Ottawa police believe could contain fentanyl. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service

A 55-year-old Ottawa man is facing 16 drug-related charges after police searched a home in Vanier.

Officers raided an apartment on Carillon Street near Vanier Pkwy on Wednesday and arrested a man after an investigation into drug trafficking in the area.

Police said several residents had filed complaints about activity at the residence.

A variety of drugs were seized during the search, including crack cocaine, oxycocet, marijuana, hydromorphone, methylphenidate and a purple putty-like substance believed to contain fentanyl. Officers also discovered drug packing materials, scales and cash.

All drugs seized are still to be analyzed by Health Canada.

Steven Mavis was charged as follows:

- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance (Fentanyl), Sec 5(2) CDSA
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance (Cocaine), Sec 5(2) CDSA
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance (Crack Cocaine), Sec 5(2) CDSA
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance (Hydromorphone), Sec 5(2) CDSA x 6
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking schedule I substance (Dextroamphetamine), Sec 5(2) CDSA
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance (Oxycocet), Sec 5(2) CDSA
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule II substance (Cannabis), Sec 5(2) CDSA
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking schedule III substance (Methylphenidate), Sec 5(2) CDSA
- Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000.00, Sec 355(b) CCC x 2
- Drive while Disqualified, Sec 259(4)(a), CCC x 1

Mavis appeared in court Thursday morning.

Anyone with information regarding drug complaints is encouraged to contact the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 ext. 7300. Reports can be made online at Ottawapolice.ca. 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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