SIOUX LOOKOUT – Sioux Lookout OPP have charged two people with drug trafficking offenses following an investigation.
On July 15, 2020, officers from the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Regional Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant at a residence on the west end of Queen Street, in Sioux Lookout.
As a result of this investigation, police located and seized suspected illicit substances including fentanyl, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and suboxone with an estimated street value of approximately $12,000, as well as approximately $1,200 in Canadian currency.
Following the investigation, Quirino “John John” AGUSTIN, a 41-year-old man, and Kariya TAYLOR, a 22-year-old woman both from Sioux Lookout, have been arrested and charged with the following offences:
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, contrary to the CDSA, Section 5(2) – six counts,
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance, Contrary to the CDSA Section 4(1) – one count,
- Possession of Proceeds of Property obtained by Crime Under $5,000, Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 354(1)(a) – two counts.
Also as a result of this investigation, Jason WILSON, 49 years old, from Sioux Lookout, has been arrested and charged with:
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance, contrary to the CDSA, Section 4(1) – four counts.
All accused have been released on Undertakings and will appear in the Sioux Lookout Ontario Court of Justice on August 25, 2020, to answer to these charges.
None of the charges have been proven in court.
Signs of illegal drug trafficking activity
If a property is being used for an illegal activity you may notice some common signs.
Seeing one of these signs doesn’t always mean illegal activity is going on, but if they happen often or together, a problem may exist.
Some common signs of illegal activity include:
- frequent visitors at all times of the day and night
- frequent late night activity
- extensive home security
- residents that are rarely seen, distant or secretive
- windows blackened or curtains always drawn
- neglected property and yard
- people repeatedly visiting the property who only go to the door for a short time
- residents who regularly meet vehicles near the property for a short time
- strange odours coming from the house or garbage
- garbage that contains numerous bottles and containers, particularly chemical containers
- putting garbage in a neighbour’s collection area
If there’s a suspicious property in your neighbourhood, don’t investigate it or approach its residents. You can safely and confidentially report a suspicious property to the Ontario Provincial Police.
If you have any information about the trafficking of methamphetamine or other illicit drugs in Sioux Lookout, call the OPP 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 $2000. You may also report online at http://www.p3tips.com/273.