Greenstone OPP Charge Two with Drug Trafficking in Longlac

Ontario Provincial Police

LONGLAC, ON – On April 21, 2020, The Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police along with the Community Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Dieppe Road in Longlac, Ontario.

The OPP is working across the region to stem the flow of illegal drugs into our communities. During their search, officers located and seized approximately 11.9 grams of crack cocaine, $3650 in Canadian currency, and other items used for the packaging and trafficking of illegal drugs.

As a result, two people were arrested and charged with drug trafficking offences.

  • A 23-year-old female, Amanda Towegishig of Longlac Ontario and
  • A 40-year-old male, Jonathon Bouchard of Longlac Ontario

The two accused face these charges:

  • -Possession of a Schedule I substance for the Purpose of Trafficking –Cocaine contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
  • -Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to Section 354(1) (A) of the Criminal Code of Canada

Amanda Towegishig was arrested and held for Bail Hearing at 10 am on May 4th, 2020, at the Greenstone OPP Detachment.  Towegishig was then remanded into custody and transported to the Thunder Bay Correction Center where Towegishig will be re-appearing in court at 1 pm on May 11, 2020.

Jonathan Bouchard was arrested and held for Bail Hearing at 10am on May 8, 2020, at the Greenstone OPP Detachment. Bouchard was then remanded into custody and transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail. Bouchard will be re-appearing in the Ontario Court of Justice in Longlac in person at 10 am on July 15, 2020

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or other instances of crime should contact the Greenstone OPP Detachment at 1-807-854-1333 or toll-free by calling 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.tipshelp/com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

None of the charges have been proven in court.