Greenstone – Sudden Death Leads to Charges

Ontario Provincial Police Crime report

GREENSTONE – On April 26, 2020, at approximately 5:30 am, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Greenstone Detachment were called to a residence on John Street in Longlac to investigate the sudden death of Ian SHAGANASH, a 29-year-old, of Longlac.

On April 29, 2020, a search warrant was executed at the same residence by members of the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and seized four ounces of suspected methamphetamine and approximately $7,600 in Canadian currency.

Police have arrested and charged Jocelyne SHEA, 27-years-old, of Longlac, Ontario with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to s. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA);
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance – Methamphetamine contrary to s.4 (1) of the CSDA;
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance – Cocaine contrary to s. 4 (1) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000 contrary to s. 354(1) (a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to s. 354 (1)(a) of the CC; and with
  • Failure to comply with release order X 2 contrary to s. 145 (5)(a) of the CC.

Members of the North West Region Crime Unit are continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.

Any person with information regarding this investigation should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at: http://www.p3tips.com/273 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

OPP has seen the presence of a drug described as a small blue rock during this investigation and it is believed to be fatal if ingested. Some illicit drug manufacturers produce products that look like professionally made pharmaceutical medications. Like any illicit drug, it is almost impossible for the user to know what these pills contain. People in the Northwest Region have unknowingly overdosed or died after ingesting professional-looking illicit drugs.