Over the past several month's members of the Sarnia Police Service, Vice Unit have been conducting an investigation regarding an individual suspected of trafficking fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine within the City of Sarnia. On August 29, 2022, officers were conducting surveillance of the accused in this matter. During the surveillance, officers formed grounds to arrest the accused for the trafficking of drugs. The accused was arrested in the area of Cambridge Crescent and Dukinfield Court in the City of Sarnia, seated in the vehicle with a “bong” in her lap and what appeared to be either cocaine or methamphetamine in the pipe. The accused initially resisted exiting the vehicle, but officers were able to remove her from the vehicle and take her into custody. It was also determined that the vehicle in this matter was uninsured and thus not to be on the road.
Once the accused and the vehicle were searched, officers located the following: 1) 33.65 grams of fentanyl with a street value of $6730 2) 50.53 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $5053 3) 13.54 grams of cocaine with a street value of $1354 4) Three codeine pills with a street value of $15 5) $1670 in Canadian currency As a result of their investigation, the accused, Veronica Monique Ayala, 25 years of age, of Sarnia, faces the following charges: • Possession for the purpose of trafficking a schedule I substance (fentanyl) CDSA 5(2) • Possession for the purpose of trafficking a schedule I substance (cocaine) CDSA 5(2) • Possession for the purpose of trafficking a schedule I substance (methamphetamine) CDSA 5(2) • Possession of a schedule I substance (codeine) CDSA 4(1) • Operation of a motor of a motor vehicle while prohibited CC 320.18 (1)(a) • Operate motor vehicle on a highway-no insurance Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act 2(1)
Veronica Ayala remains in custody pending a bail hearing.
We would like to remind the public if you know that a crime is being committed and have information that will assist in the investigation, please call the Sarnia Police Service at 519-344-8861, extension 0, or if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.