Traffic stop leads to cocaine seizure in Parry Sound

PARRY SOUND– Officers with the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were patrolling Seguin Township on June 3, 2014 at 12:20 am when they observed a traffic violation and stopped a Dodge Avenger on Roberts Lake Road.

Police conducted a check of the male driver and female passenger and subsequent investigation revealed the driver was suspended from operating a motor vehicle.

The male was arrested and search incident to arrest where a kilogram of suspected cocaine was seized.  The male party became assaultive and damaged the OPP cruiser. While the officers were engaged with the male, the female passenger grabbed the suspected cocaine and fled in the vehicle.

A suspect apprehensive pursuit ensued with the vehicle failing to stop for the police and a spike belt was deployed.  The vehicle was safely stopped and the female was arrested and suspected drugs recovered. The OPP estimate the drugs value at approximately $50,000.

Blake Tyler HUDSON, 31, of Loyalist Township  is charged with the following:

  • Imitation firearm – use while committing offence – s. 85(2)(a) Criminal Code of Canada;
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose – s. 88 CC;
  • Mischief under $5000 – s. 430(4) CC;
  • Assault peace officer – s. 270(1)(a) CC;
  • Traffic in schedule I substance – cocaine – s. 5(1) Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA);
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine – s. 5(2) CDSA;
  • Possession of schedule I substance – cocaine – s. 4(1) CDSA; and with
  • Drive while under suspension – s. 53(1) Highway Traffic Act;

Christine Ann MCCORMICK, 30, Thunder Bay is charged with:

  • Adult Flight while pursuant by Peace Officer-249.1(1) CC;
  • Dangerous operation of Motor Vehicle- 249 (1)(c) CC;
  • Traffic in schedule I substance – cocaine – s. 5(1) CDSA;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purposes of trafficking – cocaine – s. 5(2) CDSA;
  • Possession of schedule I substance – cocaine – s. 4(1) CDSA;
  • Imitation firearm – use while committing offence – s. 85(2)(a) CC;
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose – s. 88 CC; and with
  • Escape lawful custody – sec. 145(1)(a) CC

Both were held for bail and will appear in a Parry Sound Ontario Court of Justice today.