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Three arrested in suspected Fentanyl bust

OPP COMMUNITY STREET CRIME UNIT SEIZE SUSPECTED FENTANYL –

(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – On July 25, 2019, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region (NER) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) with the assistance of officers from Nipissing West Detachment, conducted a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) investigation on Front Street in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario.

Officers seized a quantity of drugs suspected to be Fentanyl and an illegal knife. The street value of the drugs is approximately $6500.

As a result of the investigation the following persons, all from Sturgeon Falls, Ontario were arrested:

Maxime EMOND, age 33, was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioids, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA);
  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 Substance – Opioids, contrary to section 5(1) of the (CDSA)
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the (CDSA);
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs, contrary to section 5(2) of the (CDSA);
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, contrary to section 91(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC); and
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, contrary to section 355(b) of the (CC)

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing on July 26, 2019, in North Bay.

Janick DENOMME, age 29, and Jason LACHAPELLE, age 40, were charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid, contrary to section 4(1) of the (CDSA)

Both parties are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sturgeon Falls on September 5, 2019.