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Whitby fight leads to drug and theft charges

An Oshawa man is facing several charges after a fight in a parking lot led to an arrest and the seizure of thousands of dollars in drugs.

Police were alerted of an altercation in a Victoria Street East parking lot in Whitby at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. According to police, a female victim had been assaulted and robbed.

Following an investigation, police identified the suspect as an Oshawa male and subsequently executed a search warrant at a King Street West home. There, police seized cocaine and marijuana with a street value of $6,000.

A 21-year-old Oshawa male has been charged with assault, theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.