Police charge alleged crack dealer from Detroit in Windsor
The Detroit man was not supposed to be in Canada except for court appearances
A man from Detroit, who was not supposed to be in Canada, was arrested by Windsor police for allegedly dealing crack cocaine.
Police arrested the 39-year-old man on Wednesday afternoon on Wyandotte Street East.
Mattew D'Asti, a police spokesperson, said the man was arrested while driving a rented vehicle. In the vehicle was a digital scale and what police believe to be 7 grams of crack cocaine.
D'Asti said the man was under orders to not be in Canada unless it was for court appearances.
Canadian Border Services responded to questions about how the man got into Canada with an email.
• While we will not speak to specifics of any one case or file, we can tell you that getting the right information at the right time is critical to ensuring that our borders aren’t used for illegal activity and that only admissible people and goods are allowed to enter Canada.
• The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) takes its border and national security responsibilities very seriously. The safety and protection of Canadians are the CBSA’s top priorities
• Several factors are used in determining admissibility into Canada, including involvement in criminal activity, in human rights violations, in organized crime, security, health or financial reasons
D'Asti said the investigation was continuing but police believe this is an isolated crime.
"In terms of this being anything more than somebody taking advantage and just selling at the street level - there's nothing to suggest that at this point," he said. "We have nothing that's pointing us in that direction yet. Not to say that's not going to change."
The Detroit man is charged with possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, and also faces two charges related to being in Canada.