Greenstone OPP Seize $124k of Fentanyl

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GREENSTONE – Solid work by the Ontario Provincial Police has led to the seizure of more Fentanyl.

On the 21 of March 2019 at 12:55 pm members of the Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment received a report of an eastbound black sports car that had just stolen gas from a Nipigon service station.  Police conducted patrol and observed the vehicle on Highway 11 just north of Windegokan Lake Road.

Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Hwy 11 just west of the Hwy 854 junction. Police arrested two male subjects from Mississauga, ON. A subsequent search of the vehicle produced 248 grams of purple Fentanyl with a street value of $124,000.

Nineteen-year-old Mohamad Al Zarif and twenty-one-year-old MHD Ali Bashir Almadani were both charged with the following offences:

  1. Theft under $5000 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code.
  2. Possession of a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance (Fentanyl) for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Both accused were held in custody and had a video bail hearing on March 22, 2019 a,t the Greenstone OPP Detachment.

None of the charges have been proven in court.