Two people face multiple charges after drug investigation search warrant executed in Peterborough

Police seize a loaded weapon and ammunition, fentanyl, crack cocaine, and more

A loaded handgun, ammunition, fentanyl, crack cocaine, hydromorphone, scales, cell phones. and Canadian currency seized by police at a Peterborough residents on April 7, 2022 as part of a drug investigation by the OPP's Peterborough/Northumberland Community Street Crime Unit. (OPP-supplied photo)
A loaded handgun, ammunition, fentanyl, crack cocaine, hydromorphone, scales, cell phones. and Canadian currency seized by police at a Peterborough residents on April 7, 2022 as part of a drug investigation by the OPP's Peterborough/Northumberland Community Street Crime Unit. (OPP-supplied photo)

A Scarborough resident and a Peterborough resident are facing multiple charges as part of a drug investigation by the OPP’s Peterborough/Northumberland Community Street Crime Unit.

With the assistance of the Peterborough police’s emergency response team, a search warrant was executed at a Peterborough residence on Thursday (April 7). Officers seized a loaded handgun, ammunition, fentanyl, crack cocaine, hydromorphone (an opioid), scales, cell phones. and Canadian currency.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged 18-year-old Mahendra Mangrue of Scarborough and 39-year-old Crystal Fitzgerald of Peterborough.

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Mangrue has been charged with possession property obtained by crime-over $5,000, possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine), fail to comply with sentence, possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (opioid), breach of firearms regulation (store firearm or restricted weapon), carrying concealed weapon, two counts of possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to probation order, possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, and possession of a firearm knowing serial number was tampered with.

Fitzgerald was charged with possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (opioid) and possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).

Mangrue is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on Friday (April 7). Fitzgerald is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on May 10, 2022.