Project Gordonvale Adds Eight More Arrests

Operation Gordonvale has seen thirty eight arrests, and a quarter of a million in drugs seized.
Operation Gordonvale has seen thirty eight arrests, and a quarter of a million in drugs seized.

Operation Gordonvale has seen thirty eight arrests, and a quarter of a million in drugs seized.
Operation Gordonvale has seen thirty eight arrests, and a quarter of a million in drugs seized.

KENORA – Project Gordonvale has added eight more arrests to the major drug bust in Kenora.

The lengthy criminal investigation resulted in 174 charges being laid on October 18th, and thirty people being charged.

Today the task force of police services which includes: Ontario Provincial Police (OPP); Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Kenora OPP; Dryden Police;  RCMP; Treaty Three Police; and Anishinabek Police Service announced eight more arrests.

The latest arrested suspect and the charges they face are: 

  • Brittany Butowski, 20, Kenora – cocaine/marijuana – two charges of possession of a controlled substance and a charge of unauthorized possession of a firearm ;
  • Grace Quinton, 46, Kenora – cocaine/marijuana – two charges of possession of a controlled substance and a charge of unauthorized possession of a firearm;
  • James Quinton, 54, Kenora – cocaine/marijuana – two charges of possession of a controlled substance and a charge of unauthorized possession of a firearm;
  • Cale Hayes, 23, Kenora – marijuana – one charge of possession of a controlled substance and two charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm;
  • Christine Wright, 54, Kenora – marijuana/hash – two charges of possession of a controlled substance;
  • Ashley Loranger, 19, Kenora – cocaine – two charges of possession of a controlled substance;
  • Joseph Smith, 56, Wauzhushk Onigum – marijuana – two charges of trafficking and two charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Rena Smith, 47, Wauzhushk Onigum – marijuana – one charge of trafficking, a charge of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, one charge of possession of a controlled substance and a charge of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. 
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