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