Meth, cocaine seized in highway arrests

Two people face drug charges after police learned they were wanted on outstanding warrants & travelling the 400 in a speeding vehicle.

It happened on Wednesday at 9:14pm, when an officer with the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed the vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 400.

During the stop, the officer learned that the occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, were wanted for warrants in other jurisdictions.

The occupants were arrested and the vehicle was searched.

As a result of the investigation:

Whitney THOMPSON, 30 years of age from North Dundas was charged with;

Speeding, contrary to section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario,
Possession of Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
Possession of Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA
Three counts – Fail to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code (CC)

Correy GORDON, 38 years of age from Sudbury was charged with;

Possession of Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA
Possession of Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA
Five counts – Fail to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the CC

Both were held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

Toronto man faces cocaine and pot possession charges

A Toronto man is facing charges after a traffic stop on Atherley Road in Orillia yielded cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

On Thursday August 11th at 5pm police made the stop.

22 yr old Harris BAFFOE-BOADU is charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Cannabis Marihuana.

He was held in custody for a show cause hearing on August 12th in Barrie.

 

Huntsville man charged with cocaine trafficking

A Huntsville man is facing numerous charges including one of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

On Monday, police say they observed activity in a parking lot on Howland Drive in the town of Huntsville which led to the arrest of 62 yr old Gordon Markle.

As a result of their investigation and a subsequent search warrant of his residence, the accused now faces several charges including:

Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine – Controlled Drug and Substances Act
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.00 – Criminal Code of Canada
Possession of a Schedule I Substances for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs x2 – Controlled Drug and Substances Act
Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana – Under 30 grams – Controlled Drug and Substances Act

The arrest led to the seizure of over $6,500.00 in drugs, and almost $5,500.00 in property.

The accused was held for a bail hearing and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on July 4th to answer to his charges.

Big drug bust in Bracebridge

A Smooth Rock Falls man has been charged following a big drug bust in Bracebridge.

OPP responded to a complaint from a motorist on Monday about a possible impaired driver on Highway 11 North at 10pm.

Officers were able to locate the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near Taylor Road.

As a result of their investigation, the driver, 55 year-old Daniel Viau of Smooth Rock Falls was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Driving While Ability Impaired by Drug
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance (Cannabis) Over 3 Kg for the Purposes of Trafficking
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

The accused will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on June 14th.

Two face charges following cocaine drug bust in Orillia

A local drug investigation has resulted in the seizure of a quantity of cocaine.

On Wednesday, OPP officers arrested a male and female at a Walker Avenue residence in Orillia, who were in possession of a package containing cocaine which had been imported from a Caribbean country.

Both parties now stand charged with various drug offences.

The seizure has a potential street value of $50,000.

Carlton Gayle, 37 years old of North York, has been charged with Importation of a Schedule1 substance (cocaine), Possession of a Schedule1 substance (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,

Cindy Topper, 34 years old of Orillia, has been charged with Possession of a Schedule1 substance (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Both parties were held in custody a pending bail hearing in Barrie today.

 

Prison time & fines for man convicted of stunt driving & cocaine possession

A man found guilty of stunt driving, cocaine possession and failing to appear in court has been handed a 50 day prison sentence.

51 year old Attila Vancsody’s case was heard Tuesday in front of Judge JD Evans in Bracebridge.

Court heard that on September 27th at 7:15pm, an OPP officer clocked the car Vancsody was driving on Highway 11 NB at 150km in a 100km/h zone.

He was stopped just south of Highway 118 East and was the sole occupant in the vehicle.

Crown Attorney Peter Heath said Vancsody was charged with stunt driving, admitting to the officer he had been in a rush.

Heath said he was placed under arrest and that a subsequent search of the vehicle’s trunk produced a white-blue powder and two spoons.

Heath said Vancsody told the officer the substance was ‘hydromorph’ but it turned out to be 1 gram of cocaine and he was charged with possession of it.

Vancsody was later also charged with two counts of failing to attend court – one for a missed court appearance on November 24th 2015 and another missed court date, February 9th 2016.

By Tuesday of this week, Vancsody had been in custody for 21 days.

In sentencing, Judge Evans ruled that Vancsody must pay a $500 fine on the stunt driving charge and a $200 fine for possession of cocaine.

He will also serve a further 30 days in custody on the first fail to appear in court charge. Evans sentenced him to time served (which amounts in this case to 32 days enhanced credit in the court’s eyes) plus a further 20 days behind bars for the second fail to appear.

Defence lawyer Jay Herbert indicated his client could have brought the case to trial, as the car he was stopped in wasn’t his. Instead, he offered guilty pleas at the first available opportunity, something the court tends to look favourably upon.

Vancsody, who is married and has five children, has no prior criminal record.

He has lived in Muskoka for the last 20 years, said Herbert, who added that he will likely now face difficulties at the border while trying to visit Costa Rica where his wife lives, due to the cocaine possession conviction.