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Meth trafficking charges laid

Published: November 16, 2016

BY NSN STAFF

A 28 year old Red Lake resident was one of three arrested last week during a vehicle search in Kenora, ON.

Earlier this week the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged three people with drug related charges following an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the City of Kenora.

On Thursday, November 10, 2016 shortly after 10:30 am, as a result of an ongoing investigation, police conducted a vehicle stop on a mini-van on Highway 17 near Dogtooth Lake, east of Kenora.  Two men and a woman were arrested and searched at the scene and found to be in possession of 33.8 grams of Methamphetamine, Canadian Currency and other items associated with the drug trafficking trade.  The street value of the drugs is estimated to be around $10,000.00. 

The 28 year old is facing charges related to Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Other Drugs s. 5(2) contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). The accused was held until Nov. 14.

A 34 year old of Dryden, ON and a 20 year old from Kenora, ON are facing the same charges.

The OPP says the investigation was a partnership between Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau-Kenora Drug Unit (OCEB), the Treaty Three Police, members of the Kenora OPP Detachment, Kenora Street Crime Unit, OPP Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau and OPP K9 Unit.

 

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