Fort Frances Drug Bust Sees Three Facing Trafficking Charges

OPP

Fort Frances – NEWS – A drug bust in Fort Frances on New Year’s Eve has three people facing drug charges.

OPP report that on December 31, 2020 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Rainy River District crime unit, Northwest Region Emergency Response Team (NWR ERT) and members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence on Eighth Street East in Fort Frances.

Among the items located and seized by police were:

  • More than 13,000 dollars in Canadian currency; and
  • 3 grams of fentanyl worth $2400.00

Bryant ACHEAMPONG (27) of Etibicoke is charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Possession of property obtained by crime – under $5000.00;
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime – over $5000.00

Scott Foster (51) of Fort Frances is charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose;
  • 3 counts of fail to comply with release order;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Possession of property obtained by crime – under $5000.00;
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime – over $5000.00

Ashley GAUTHIER (30) of Fort Frances is charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime – over $5000.00

None of the charges have been proven in court.

If you have any information regarding this occurrence, please contact the Fort Frances OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)