Manitoulin Police Forces seize debt list as part of drugs and weapons arrests

ESPANOLA–On April 15, 2013, members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Sudbury Drug Enforcement Unit in partnership with the Espanola Police Service, Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service, United Chiefs and Council of Manitoulin Anishnaabe Police Service and the Manitoulin Island Detachment of the OPP conducted a vehicle stop in the Town of Espanola.

As a result of this investigation 2,941 grams of marijuana, $220 cash, packaging material, a debt list and a canister of bear spray was seized. Two males were arrested and have been charged with various drug and weapon related offences. A 31-year-old male and a 30-year-old male, both of Cobourg, was held in custody with the 30-year-old released on bail to attend court on May 7, 2013.

The street value of the drugs seized is $44,115

The 31-year-old was charged with the following offences: possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, carry a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon in motor vehicle, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a weapon while prohibited (two counts), breach of recognizance and obstruct/resist peace officer.

The 30-year-old was charged with the following offences: possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, carry a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon in motor vehicle and possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose.