OPP Charge Red Lake Man with Drug Trafficking

Ontario Provincial Police Crime report

RED LAKE – Regional News – Another arrest of a suspected drug dealer in Northwestern Ontario, this time by the Ontario Provincial Police.

The OPP report, “On June 2, 2020, officers from the Red Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) with the assistance of officers from Kenora Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) conducted an investigation into drug trafficking.

As a result of the investigation, Anthony Howell, 36, of Red Lake, was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Morphine for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Codeine for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000 contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon contrary to Prohibition Order contrary to Section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code

A quantity of methamphetamine, cocaine, morphine, codeine, Canadian currency and evidence of trafficking was seized as a result of the investigation. The approximate street value of the seizure is $60,000. He remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing.