Search warrant results in illicit drug charges

The Orangeville Police Service has arrested a 63-year-old woman in connection to an ongoing illicit drug investigation in the community.

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, at approximately 6:45 a.m., members of the Orangeville Police Service Criminal Investigation Bureau executed a search warrant at a Bythia Street residence.

The search warrant resulted in the seizure of cocaine, crack cocaine, various drug trafficking paraphernalia, a switchblade knife and $1200 in cash.

Debra Ann Neale, 63, of Orangeville, was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine For The Purpose of Trafficking and Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon. The accused woman was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on April 20, 2020 to answer to the allegations.

The Orangeville Police Service wishes to thank the Dufferin, Nottawasaga and Caledon OPP Street Crime Units 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 March 13, 2020