17 undercover project results in 250 drug related charges

KIRKLAND LAKE –  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, South Porcupine Drug Unit supported by the Kirkland Lake  OPP Detachment  have charged 45 individuals with drug related offences following arrests conducted in the Kirkland Lake area on Wednesday July 16, 2014.

The charges stem from a seven month long undercover investigation.

The investigation focused on disrupting a drug distribution network operating in the Kirkland Lake area. With the assistance of the OPP Emergency Response Team, the OPP Canine Unit and the Sureté Du Quebec the investigation concluded with the execution of eight search warrants in the Kirkland Lake area and one search warrant in LaSarre, Quebec.

[pullquote]“This investigation sends a clear and strong message to criminal organizations that criminal activities such as trafficking illegal drugs will not be tolerated.” – Detective Inspector Chris HARKINS – OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau[/pullquote]

Forty five individuals have been charged with 250 drug related offences.  Cocaine, methamphetamine, marihuana, cannabis resin and morphine was purchased and seized along with $12,500 cash and two vehicles.   The street value of the drugs purchased and seized is approximately $150,000.

“In establishing our policing priorities in the Kirkland Lake Detachment area, we complete extensive consultation with various agencies and groups in the communities we police.  We hear loud and clear that drug trafficking and drug use and abuse is a top priority.  Drug trafficking is a very serious threat to public safety, public health, education and the quality of life in our communities.”  – Staff Sergeant Richard WITTY, Kirkland Lake Detachment Commander

 

ADDENDUM OF 45 PERSONS CHARGED WITH 250 DRUG OFFENCES

OPP Undercover Project in Kirkland Lake

 

CHARGED ARE:

Ryan ALEXANDER, age 23, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 3 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 3 Counts

Amanda Lee BATISSE, age 34, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 1 Count

Cara BODICK, age 29, of Kirkland Lake

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 4 Counts

Bernard Raymond BOUDREAULT, age 62, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 3 Counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking – 1 Count
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 3 Counts

Jennifer BURTON, age 31, of Kirkland Lake

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 Counts

Benjamin CLARKE, age 28, of Kirklanad Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 4 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 3 Counts

Patrick COUTURE, age 25, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 4 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 Counts

Tracey CROZIER, age 35, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 3 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 1 Count

Robert DAVIDSON, age 54, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 3 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 Counts

Marcel DUPONT, age 47, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 Counts 

David EVANS, age 47, of Kirkland Lake

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 Counts

Alan FORBES-LALONDE, age 39, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 14 Counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking – 1 Count
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 9 Counts
  • Breach of Recognizance – 21 Counts

Jonathan FOX, age 25, of Kirkland Lake

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1 Count

Mellissa FRANCOEUR, age 30, of Kirkland Lake

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order – 2 Count

Ryan FRASER, age 20, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count

Jessy GAUTHIER, age 21, of LaSarre Quebec

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts

Thomas GERMAIN, age 30, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count

Katlin GRAHAM, age 24, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count

Keith HEWETT, age 41, of Timmins

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order – 1 Count

Amanda HOOPER, age 29, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 3 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 4 Counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – 3 Counts
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order – 10 Counts

Richard HOOPER, age 35, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count

Brooke KILGOUR, age19, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 Counts

Riley LAWRENCE, age 21, of Kirkland Lake

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 5 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 4 Counts

Maurice LEDUC, age 57, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 Counts

Nathan MARTIN, age 18, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count

James MATTHEWS, age 51, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 Counts

Edward MCINNES, age 27, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 3 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 3 Counts

Gloreya MURRAY, age 55, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count

Josh RAINVILLE, age 22, of Kirkland Lake

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 1 Count

Ernest RENAUD, age 38, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 1 Count

Jeffery RENAUD, age 40, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 Counts

Pierre RICHARD, age 25, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count

Martyn ROSKO, age 29, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 3 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 Counts
  • Breach of Recognizance – 4 Counts

Joshua SANDRIN, age 28, of Kirkland Lake

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 3 Counts

John Alexander SMITH, age 29, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts

Bobbi Ann SAURIOL, age 27, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order – 1 Count

Cory STEWART, age 19, of Kirkland Lake

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts

Matthew STURGEON, age 19, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 4 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 3 Counts

James TINNEY, age 55, of Kirkland Lake

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking – 1 Count
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 1 Count

Young Person, age 17, of Kirkland Lake

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 1 Count
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 1 Count

Alan WHITTLE, age 59, of McGarry Township

  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 8 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 7 Counts

Jacob WOOLINGS, age 19, of Kirkland Lake

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 11 Counts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 5 Counts

Samuel WOOLINGS, age 22, of Kirkland Lake

  • Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 2 Counts

Curtis WOOLINGS, age 22, of Kirkland Lake

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1 Count

Robert WORMALD, age 43, of Kirkland Lake

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1 Count