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Wiikwemkoong vehicle in ditch leads to drug trafficking charges

When members of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Services (WTPS) found a motor vehicle in the ditch, it led to drug trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime charges for a Sudbury woman. Police found a large amount of various drugs, cash and imitation weapons in the vehicle.

At around 8:41 pm  February 26, police received a report of a vehicle in the ditch. Police attended the area of Andrew’s Crescent and Christine Street in Wiikwemkoong where they found the vehicle in the ditch. A description of the female, who fled the area on foot, was provided to the police. A female matching the description then returned to the vehicle and stated to police that she had been driving the vehicle.

Through investigation of the motor vehicle officers found a large quantity of various drugs, cash, packaging material and imitation firearms inside the suspect vehicle, all of which was seized.

As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old of Sudbury was charged with: possession of a schedule 1(cocaine) drug for the purpose of trafficking under the controlled drugs and substances ac (CDSA) 5 (2); possession of a schedule 1 (opioid) drug for the purpose of trafficking CDSA 5 (2); possession of a schedule 3 drug for the purpose of trafficking CDSA 5 (2); possession of a schedule 1 (other) drug for the purpose of trafficking CDSA 5 (2) and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 CCC 354.

Anyone with information on this investigation or any other is asked to please contact WTPS with any information regarding the illicit sale of controlled and illegal substances, or to contact Sudbury Crime Stoppers at 1-(800)-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.sudburycrimestoppers.com.

Little Current man charged after snowmobile goes through ice

A Little Current man has been charged with prohibited operation of a snowmobile that went through the ice in the North Channel.

The Manitoulin-Espanola detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report that on February 27 at approximately 5 pm, officers responded to a report of a snowmobile that had gone through the ice in the North Channel.

Police arrived on scene and located the driver of the snowmobile. A 36-year-old Little Current man was subsequently arrested and charged with operation while prohibited under the criminal code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the criminal code (CC), failure to comply with undertaking, contrary to section 145(4)(a) of the CC, and driving without insurance, contrary to section 12(1) of the motorized snow vehicles act.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on April 19.