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Arrests made in Drug and Gun Investigation

On August 26th, 2022, members of the Halton Regional Police Service Drug and Human Trafficking Unit (DHTU) concluded a two-month investigation in relation to a drug trafficking network based in the Town of Halton Hills that spanned across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).


Between August 25th and 26th 2022, three Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants were executed at residences in Georgetown and Toronto. Investigators seized:

  • A loaded 9mm Taurus G3C handgun.

  • A loaded fully automatic 9mm Glock 26 handgun

  • Three additional loaded magazines which included a prohibited capacity magazine.

  • 290 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

  • Approximately: 330 grams of Cocaine, 80 grams of Fentanyl, 95 grams of Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth), 332 Oxycodone pills, 260 Xanax pills, 30 Hydromorphone pills, and 8 grams of crack cocaine.

  • Bundled Canadian Currency estimated at approximately $15,000.


“The modified fully automatic nature of the firearm seized in this investigation illustrates a disturbing trend in the lengths individuals will go to protect their illicit drug trafficking networks. This investigation illustrates our officers' dedication in interdicting these firearms and drugs, and holding those engaged in these reprehensible acts accountable,” says Inspector Dave Costantini, Halton Regional Police Intelligence, Drugs and Human Trafficking.


Six individuals were subsequently arrested and charged for their alleged involvement. The following individuals have been charged:


Aristotle Berlanguet (20) of Georgetown

  • Careless use of a Firearm

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

  • Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

  • Trafficking a controlled substance (Cocaine)

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (6 counts)

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device

  • Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Over

  • Fail to Comply with Release Order


Adam Griffin (20) of Georgetown

  • Careless use of a Firearm

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

  • Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (7 counts)

  • Fail to Comply with Release Order


Gabriel Kopcsanyi (40) of Toronto:

  • Careless Use of a Firearm

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

  • Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (8 counts)

  • Careless Use of a Firearm

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

  • Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

  • Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5000


Gabor Horvath (42) of Etobicoke:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine)

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)


Bill Chantzopoulos (57) of Toronto:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)


Virginia Dos Santos (62) of Toronto:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl).


Berlanguet, Kopcsanyi, and Griffin were held pending a bail hearing. Horvath, Chantzopoulos, and Dos Santos were released on an undertaking with future court dates.


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