Man charged with setting traps likely to cause bodily harm

A Parry Sound man’s been charged with setting traps likely to cause bodily harm after a search warrant was executed revealing a sizable amount of pot, growing equipment, ammo and weapons.

On November 3rd, members from the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with members of the OPP Community Drug Action Team, OPP West Parry Sound Crime Unit, the OPP Northeast Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Parry Sound.

During the investigation over 3500 grams of marijuana was seized.

Additionally, growing equipment, ammunition and weapons were also seized.

The estimated street value of the marijuana seized is approximately $12,000.

As a result of the investigation;

Steven Dingman, 47 years of age from Parry Sound was charged with:

  • Produce a Schedule II Substance (cannabis marihuana), contrary to section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
  • Possession of a Schedule II  Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking  over 3 kg, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance (cannabis Marihuana) over 30g, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA
    • Three counts of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code (CC)

 

  • Set Traps Likely To Cause Bodily Harm, contrary to section 247(1)(b) of the CC

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound, Ontario

 

 

Two facing charges after pot found in vehicle on Highway 400

Two men face pot possession charges after their vehicle was stopped by police on Highway 400.

On October 3rd at 1:38am, an officer with the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 400. A query of the licence plate revealed the registered owner was suspended from driving and a traffic stop was conducted.

During the stop, the officer discovered drugs contained within the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Jamil Ajeeb, 24 years of age from Sault Ste. Marie was charged with;

Possession of Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Muslem Mohammad, 26 years of age from Sault Ste. Marie was charged with;

Possession of Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Both were released with an appearance notice compelling them to court to answer to the charges at the Ontario Court of Justice on November 17th.

Tougher penalties for drug impaired drivers starts October 2nd

If you’re high and behind the wheel, you’ll face stiffer penalties if caught starting in October.

The province is improving the safety of Ontario roads by bringing in penalties for drug-impaired driving that match those already in place for drunk drivers.

Starting October 2, 2016, drivers under the influence of drugs will face the following penalties:

A $180 penalty

An immediate licence suspension of three days for the first occurrence, seven days for the second occurrence and 30 days for the third and subsequent occurrences upon failure of a roadside sobriety test

A possible 90-day licence suspension and a seven-day vehicle impoundment following further testing by a drug recognition expert at a police station

Mandatory education or treatment programs, and installation of an ignition interlock device in their vehicle, for drivers with two or more licence suspensions involving alcohol or drugs within a 10-year period

These new measures were introduced as part of the Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act last year. In addition to these penalties, impaired driving can lead to criminal charges which could ultimately result in a loss of licence, additional fines and jail time.

Keeping our roads safe is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario’s history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

QUICK FACTS

According to the Office of the Chief Coroner, 39 per cent of drivers killed on Ontario’s roads in 2013 had either drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol in their system.

Drug-impaired driving collisions in Ontario had an estimated social cost of $612 million in 2013.

The Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act was passed on June 2, 2015. It also included tougher penalties for distracted driving and “dooring” cyclists, as well as new rules for school crossings and pedestrian crossovers.

(photo via driving.ca)

Big drug bust in Orillia: Seven people face charges

On September 8th at 7:00 p.m., OPP officers executed search warrants at two apartments at a residence on Elgin Street in the City of Orillia.

During the search police located and seized cocaine, heroin, cannabis marihuana, cash, weapons and paraphernalia associated with trafficking.

Jamie GOUDREAULT, 40 years old of Orillia, has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cannabis Marihuana and Possession of Heroin.

Terry MORRISON, 41 years old of Orillia, has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cannabis Marihuana, Possession of Heroin and Breach of Probation.

Blake NOLIN, 28 years old of Orillia, has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cannabis Marihuana, Possession of Heroin, Obstruct Police and Breach of Probation.

Dwayne WEBB, 26 years old of North York, has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cannabis Marihuana, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Breach of Probation.

Tammy NOLIN, 47 years old of Orillia, has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cannabis Marihuana over 30 grams, Possession of Cannabis Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a restricted or prohibited weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.

All parties were held in custody pending a bail hearing today in Barrie Criminal Court.

Melodie ULRICH, 28 years old of Orillia, has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cannabis Marihuana and Possession of Heroin. She was released on a Promise to Appear in Orillia Criminal Court on October 25, 2016.

Lisa STOBBS, 36 years old of Orillia, has been charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cannabis Marihuana and Possession of Cannabis Resin. She was released on a Promise to Appear in Orillia Criminal Court on October 25, 2016.