Published: May 17, 2017
Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), with assistance of the Treaty Three Police Service, Kenora OPP Street Crime Unit and members of the Kenora OPP Detachment have charged three people with drug related charges following an investigation into drug trafficking in the Northwest Region.
On May 12 shortly after 1:00 pm, OCEB members stopped two vehicles in a parking lot in the east end of Kenora. As a result, three people were arrested and searched. The search of the vehicles located approximately 135 grams of cocaine, a large amount of Canadian currency and items related to the drug trafficking trade. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be approximately $13,500.
Those arrested included a 27 year old Madsen resident who is was charged with Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Cocaine sec. 5(2) CDSA. He was released to appear in Kenora Court on June 8, 2017 to answer to the charge.