Durham police say two Oshawa men are facing charges after a robbery investigation uncovered tens of thousands of dollars in drugs.
On December 19, officers were called to an Oshawa residence. A 21-year-old man told them he had been held against his will, robbed and assaulted by two other men.
Investigators were able to track down the suspects and both were arrested as they left a building on Nonquon Road.
According to police, the men were in possession of cocaine. This led to a search of the residence they were spotted leaving.
As a search warrant was executed, investigators discovered around $24,000 worth of cannabis, cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl, meth and LSD.
Shayne Valinsky, 42, and Jeremy Severin, 39, both of Oshawa are facing robbery charges.
Valinsky has also been charged with seven counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possess cannabis for the purpose of distribution, forcible confinement, utter threats and weapons dangerous. He was held for a bail hearing.
Severin is also charged with breach of probation, but was released on an undertaking.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call D/Cst. Woolley at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2732 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).