The First Drug Squad

The chase ended with a gunshot as the drug dealer’s car hit a small tree on the apartment building’s lawn. The uniformed O.P.P. officer ran up to the car, ripped the driver’s door open, and pulled the suspect out of the vehicle. Once handcuffed the officer turned him over to a back-up officer and started to search the car

ISBN 978-1-77084-247-2



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The chase ended with a gunshot as the drug dealer’s car hit a small tree on the apartment building’s lawn. The uniformed O.P.P. officer ran up to the car, ripped the driver’s door open, and pulled the suspect out of the vehicle. Once handcuffed the officer turned him over to a back-up officer and started to search the car. On the floor behind the driver’s seat he found a pill bottle containing fifty red and gray capsules. It was Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (L.S.D.) in a new, powdered form. Drugs started to invade southern Ontario in quantity in the early 1970’s, and the Ontario Provincial Police hierarchy decided it was time to form their first “Drug Squad.” This is the story of how a fledgling Drug Squad might have been  established in those early days. It chronicles how officers may have reacted to a new and hazardous form of policing they had never encountered before.

ISBN 978-1-77084-247-2