KENORA – NEWS – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) and the Kenora OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), have charged 4 accused on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
The charges stem from an ongoing investigation conducted by members of the Kenora OPP. The investigation focused on methamphetamine trafficking in and around the Kenora area. The investigation concluded with the arrest of the four individuals due to a warrant of a residence.
The individuals were arrested and charged on the south side of Kenora. Police seized 34 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a small quantity of Hydromorphone’s, Canadian Currency, stolen property and other drug paraphernalia items used in the trafficking of Crystal Methamphetamine. The street value of the drugs seized is approximately $6,800.
As a result of the investigation the following people have been charged:
Brad LACOMBE age 48 from Kenora, Ontario:
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Other Drugs X 2 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X 5 Under $5,000 Criminal Code (CC)
- Failure to Comply with Judicial release/non communication order CC X 3
- Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 2, CC
- Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition, CC
- Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, CC
- Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, CC
The accused appeared in bail court in Kenora on Monday, January 7, 2020, to answer to the charges.
Patrick ROCHELEAU, age 41 from Kenora has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Other Drugs (CDSA)
Sianne OTESKAN, age 21 from Kenora has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance Methamphetamine (CDSA)
Charmaine OTESKAN, age 24 from Kenora has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Methamphetamine (CDSA)
The three accused are to appear in Kenora court on February 6, 2020. None of the charges have been proven in court.
It is believed many of the items seized have been stolen from Kenora and the surrounding area. The stolen property includes tools, cell phones, bicycles and other various items.
If you have been a victim of theft or break and enter and would like to inquire or retrieve your property, contact Detective Constable Gerald Aubin or any member of the Kenora Street Crime Unit at (807) 548-5534. For any media inquiries, please contact Inspector Jeff Duggan.
Please be prepared to provide proof of ownership by documents and/or written statements provided to police.