Traffic Stop in Dryden Leads to Seizure of Methamphetamine and Fentanyl

Ontario Provincial Police Crime report

DRYDEN – Dryden OPP is reporting that on July 2, 2020, two Fort Frances residents were the subject of a traffic stop on Highway 17, in Wainwright Township (West of Dryden) over a Highway Traffic Act offence.

Further investigation led to the OPP officers locating and seizing a quantity of fentanyl, methamphetamine, prohibited devices, Canadian currency and drug-related paraphernalia.

Dennis MUTZ, a 33-year-old male from Fort Frances, ON and Deidre JARVIS, a 39-year-old woman also from Fort Frances, ON have been charged with the following offenses:

  • Trafficking in a Schedule I substance- methamphetamine CDSA 5(1)
  • Trafficking in a Schedule I substance- other drugs CDSA 5(1)
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking- other drugs CDSA 5(2) x2
  • Possession of prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose CC 88 x3
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 CC 354(1)(a)

Both individuals remain in custody.

After a number of overdoses in the region and the death of a 51-year-old man in Fort Frances as a result of an overdose of ‘Yellow Down’, the OPP are asking that any person with information regarding the illegal possession and trafficking of drugs 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), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.