A 36-year-old Oshawa man is under arrest, accused of attempting to ship heroin through the postal system.
Early this month, Durham Regional Police learned a package being shipped to an Oshawa address contained 208 grams of heroin. Police launched an investigation after identifying a male suspect.
Yesterday, that same suspect allegedly picked up a package from a Canada Post office in Oshawa and drove off.
Police attempted to arrest the man on a side street near Simcoe Street North and Aberdeen Street by pulling him over, but the man accelerated and struck an unmarked cruiser.
Police allege the man drove through a stop sign and collided with a car travelling northbound on Simcoe Street North. Nobody was injured.
Officers picked up $62,000 worth of drugs.
In October 2012, the suspect was charged with importing heroin by the RCMP and was on a recognizance for that incident.
The accused is facing the following charges:
- Possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking
- Import heroin
- Dangerous driving
- Fail to stop for police
- Fail to comply with recognizance