Nipigon OPP Drug Bust

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OPP Ontario Provincial PoliceNIPIGON – Crime – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment stopped an eastbound Jeep Grand Cherokee on Hwy 17 in Corrigal Township for speeding, on August 3rd at 21:43EDT. The driver of the vehicle was found to be in breach of conditions of bail and therefore was subsequently arrested.

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ)
Jeep Grand Cherokee 

Further investigation and search of the vehicle revealed nearly $27,000 in cash and 20 grams of “crack” cocaine hidden in the vehicle.

30 year old Vernie Junior FERRIGON of Saskatoon Saskatchewan has been charged with:

  • 1x Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,
  • 1x Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code,
  • 2x Fail to Comply with a Recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code.
  • Speeding contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

35 year old Gregory Carlyle McIntosh of Regina Saskatchewan has been charged with:

  • 1x Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • 1x Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code.

Both men have been held in custody at the Thunder Bay District Jail pending a Show Cause court appearance.

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