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Drugs - ***Update***NRPS Execute Search Warrant at Niagara Falls Home

Posted on Monday February 19, 2018
On Friday February 16, 2018 Savanna Jolene Defrias was arrested without incident by 2 District Uniform Patrol. She attended a Bail Hearing on Saturday February 17, 2018 where she was remanded into custody.
The Niagara Regional Police Service thank members of the public for their assistance in this investigation.
*****Original Release*****
On February 12, 2018, Niagara Regional Police (NRPS) 2 District Niagara Falls Criminal Investigation Branch executed a search warrant in Niagara Falls.

The involved residence was in the area of the Stamford Street and Stanley Avenue.  Officers from the NRPS Emergency Task Unit (ETU), K9 Unit and the Guns, Gangs and Grows Unit also assisted detectives.

As a result of the investigation Tracey Edwin Rivard (55 years old) of Niagara Falls is charged with alleged offences of:

- Possess a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking (oxycodone & hydro-morphine) x 2 counts
- Possess a Schedule 4 substance for the purpose of trafficking
Rivard will attend a bail hearing at the Robert S. K. Welch Court House in St. Catharines on February 13, 2018.

Detectives are also seeking an arrest warrant for Savanna Jolene Defrias (31 years old) of Niagara Falls for the alleged offences of:

- Theft of Motor Vehicle
- Theft Under $5000
- Fail to Provide the Necessarie of Life

Defrias' current where abouts remains unknown.  She has numerous ties to the city of Niagara Falls.

Anyone with information as to her location is asked to call 905-688-4111 ext. 2200. 


Photo of Defrias

Incident Number: 2018-12763 2018-11580
Submitted By: Brian Essery
Approved By: Brian Essery

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