Assault investigation leads to arrest of suspected drug dealer

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after an assault investigation led to the seizure of $58,000 worth of cocaine in a St. Catharines.Niagara police launched an investigation on Tuesday into an alleged assault on a St. Catharines woman.Investigators believed the suspect in the assault was also trafficking cocaine. “Surveillance was conducted on this male which led Police to observe suspected drug transactions,” said Niagara police in a news release.Robert Mulundika, of St. Catharines, was arrested by police and was found to be in possession of crack cocaine.A search warrant was executed at his home in St. Catharines and seized 585 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine as well as $2,480 in cash.Mulundika is facing six charges including assault, uttering threats and trafficking cocaine.He was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in court later Wednesday.

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