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.

 

Man who recently lost home to fire handed jail time & probation

A man from New Lowell, Ontario who lost his home to a fire this past November has been handed jail time and 12 months probation after being found guilty of a slew of offences in Bracebridge.

The 36 year old’s case was heard in Bracebridge court recently.

The facts date back to July 11th 2015 when the accused was stopped in an older model BMW by Bracebridge OPP after they noticed the vehicle’s license plate was actually registered to a 2010 Acura.

Crown Attorney Peter Heath said police spoke to the accused who was driving the car and that he first provided them with a false name.

Heath said the accused soon got nervous and provided police with his actual name, telling them he was on his way to sell the vehicle in Bracebridge. Heath said he was driving while disqualified.

Police charged him with that offence and with operating a vehicle without insurance.

A subsequent search of the car came up with 0.66 grams of methamphetamine, a crack pipe and other drug paraphernalia, added the Crown Attorney.

Court heard that the accused, who suffered a past brain injury which has resulted in short term memory loss, had also lost the residence he’d been living in to a fire this past November.

Since then he’d been living in a trailer with his common law spouse and two kids.

Justice Glenn Krelove found him guilty on all charges.

Speaking to the judge he showed remorse.

“I apologize to court for wasting your time,” he said.

The judge’s sentence includes 30 days in prison to be served concurrent with a sentence he’s serving in Simcoe County on other offences currently, plus an additional 10 days concurrent on the drug charge.

For operating a motor vehicle with no insurance he will have to pay a $2,000 fine.

Krelove also ruled he be placed on 12 months probation once his sentences are complete, during which time he must abstain from the use of illegal drugs.