Wahnapitae First Nation – WARRANT EXECUTED – Illegal cannabis seized

Ontario Provincial Police

WAHNAPITAE FIRST NATION, ON – On January 3, 2018, members of the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with members of the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) executed a search warrant at an illegal cannabis storefront located on Loonway Road, Wahnapitae First Nation, Ontario.

As a result of the investigation, the following persons were arrested and charged:

Haley McGREGOR, 20 years of age, and Paul CAYEN, 32 years of age, both from Greater Sudbury have been charged with Possessing Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling contrary to section 10(2) of the Cannabis Act (CA).

The accused were released with an Appearance Notice and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury on January 23, 2019.

The items seized included suspected cannabis bud, oil, shatter, hash and edibles. The street value of the cannabis seized is approximately $47,430. Police also seized approximately $2,700 in Canadian currency.

The OPP enjoys a respectful working relationship with all of our First Nations policing partners. The OPP and its partners continue to work with communities and engage all stakeholders with respect to enforcement action on illegal cannabis storefronts.

The OPP is continuing to lead an enforcement strategy which includes other Ontario police services. This strategy will reflect actionable intelligence on illegal cannabis operations.

The focus of the strategy is to dismantle organized crime groups, eliminate the illegal cannabis supply, remove illegal cannabis enterprises such as storefronts and online, and target the proceeds of crime and assets.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.