Seven people charged with drug and gun charges; drug ring uncovered
(Ottawa) — A three month investigation by the Ottawa Police Service Drug Unit culminated yesterday with the arrest of five persons and another two remain outstanding. All seven face numerous drug and gun charges.
Over the course of the investigation ten search warrants were executed resulting in the seizure of 10 firearms (6 handguns, 3 submachine guns, 1 long gun along) with 2,000 rounds of ammunition, two vehicles, $85,000.00 in Canadian Currency, 58.5 grams of Crack Cocaine, 113 grams of MDPV (bath salts), 229 grams of MDMA (ecstasy), 15.8 grams of Cocaine, 9 grams of Psilocybin and 125.5 grams of Marihuana.
The investigation uncovered a drug ring that was supplying Northern Ontario locations with drugs from Ottawa and Toronto. Arrests were made last week in the Nipigon area related to this investigation. The Ontario Provincial Police and Thunder Bay Police Service seized 1,400 Morphine capsules and ten Fentanyl patches. Two Ottawa residents are facing charges in that jurisdiction.
The following Ottawa residents have been charged:
* Matthew DIMILLO, 26 years
* Luke MCCORMICK, 23 years
* Michael MEEHAN, 22 years
* David CHOLEWA, 31 years
* Melissa PROPHET, 23 years
* Khalilulah IRIKEN, 26 years
* Alan MACDONALD, 24 years
All are facing more than 75 criminal charges including: drug trafficking, possession of a firearm, possession of a restricted weapon, possession of weapon dangerous to public, possession of a firearm obtained by crime and many more.
Arrest warrants are outstanding for Khalilulah IRIKEN, 26 years old of Ottawa and Alan MACDONALD, 24 years old of Ottawa. MACDONALD is believed to be in the Toronto area. MACDONALD is very distinctive with full arm and neck tattoos.
Both IRIKEN and MACDONALD should be considered armed and dangerous.
If you have any information about their whereabouts please contact the Ottawa Police Drug Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5080