Four arrested in illicit drug investigation

Your Orangeville Police Service has arrested four people in connection to an ongoing illicit drug investigation in the community.

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at approximately 5:45 p.m., members of the Orangeville Police Service Criminal Investigation Bureau, executed a search warrant at a Bythia Street apartment complex. As a result of the search warrant police arrested and charged four males as part of an ongoing community-wide illicit drug investigation.

Jacob Abbey, 22, of Orangeville, Bruce Downey, 65, of Orangeville, Kristopher Hines, 31, of Oshawa and Rayon Paul, 37, of Etobicoke were all arrested at the scene. They were each charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Crack Cocaine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Khat. All four males were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on March 10, 2020 to answer to the allegations.

The search warrant resulted in the seizure of approximately $6700 worth of drugs and $2200 in cash.

The Orangeville Police Services wishes to thank the OPP Tactical Response Unit and the Dufferin/Nottawasaga OPP Street Crime Unit for assisting with the incident.

The Orangeville Police are continuing their investigation regarding the use and trafficking of illicit drugs in the community. Anyone having information regarding illicit drug activity is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Posted on February 5, 2020