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Release Date:  May 05, 2021

 

On May 05th, 2021, members of the UCCM Intelligence/Drug Enforcement/Major Crimes Unit received information regarding persons trafficking in a controlled substance in the community of M’Chigeeng.

As such a CDSA search warrant was executed at a residence on Hill St, M’Chigeeng, with the assistance of UCCM, OPP and Wikwemikong Tribal PS. 

A search of the residence revealed 10 grams of fentanyl, 19.3 grams of crack cocaine, 88.2 grams of cannabis marihuana pre-packaged for sale, 127 grams of bulk cannabis marihuana with an estimated street value of $10,050 and $1,010 in Canadian currency.

As a result, three young persons have been charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in a Schedule I substance (fentanyl) – S.5(2) CDSA.
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in a Schedule I substance (cocaine) – S.5(2) CDSA.
  • Possession of cannabis for the Purpose of Selling – S. 10(2) Cannabis Act.
  • Possession of cannabis – S. 10(1) Cannabis Act.
  • One count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime ($1,010 Canadian currency).
  • Fail to comply with Undertaking (all three) – S. 145 (4)(a) Criminal Code.

The Young Persons names cannot be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YJCA). They are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service, Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service and OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) remains committed to working collaboratively and will continue to focus its efforts on major crime operations that pose a direct and elevated threat to the safety, security, and wellness of our communities. This combined Integrated Street Crime Unit is a Joint Force Operation and aims to identify and disrupt organized crime on Manitoulin Island through innovative technology, collaborative partnerships and traditional Police work resulting in the arrests of those involved, holding them accountable for their criminal activities and the seizure of illegal drugs, prohibited firearms and proceeds of crime.

If anyone has further information regarding drug trafficking and organized crime, please contact UCCM Police at 705-377-7135 or Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an online tip at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com  Together we can make a difference.

Faron Whiteye

Chief of Police

UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service

UPDATE:

Release Date:  April 29, 2021

** Update – Arson Suspect arrested in Fire that Destroyed Home **

On April 29th, 2021, the accused in this incident contacted Police to turn himself in. 

As a result of the investigation, 29 year old Cody Towers, of Sheguiandah, has been charged with two counts of Arson – Sec 434 of the Criminal Code.

He was arrested and released with a court date of June 03rd, 2021, and conditions of an Undertaking. 

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