320 Pounds of marihuana seized in Project OUNCOVER

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RCMPKINGSTON – Crimebeat – On October 13th, 2011, numerous search warrants were executed and arrests made at various locations in Kingston and the surrounding area. Project OUNCOVER was a joint forces investigation launched in February 2011. This investigation focused on the dismantling of an organized crime group involved in the production of marihuana. Project OUNCOVER was led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Kingston Police Force (KPF) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

“The RCMP is resolved to rooting out threats to our communities and the prosecution of those who commit criminal activities across Ontario. Through integration of resources, the various enforcement agencies involved in Project OUNCOVER have demonstrated their commitment to the community of Kingston that drug dealing, and the violence associated to it, will not be tolerated. The dismantling of this organized crime drug enterprise is an excellent example of what can be done when we work together,” stated Supt. Jennifer Strachan RCMP North East District Commander.

As a result of this nine (9) month investigation investigators located a marihuana processing facility near Westport, Ontario and a large outdoor marihuana grow near Enterprise, Ontario.

Investigators seized:
•5 Firearms (Shotguns and Rifles)
•1200 Marihuana plants
•320 Pounds of marihuana
•7 Vehicles
•2 ATV’s with trailers

Drugs and assets seized are valued at more than $1.8 million dollars.

Ten (10) locations were searched in the Kingston, Rideau Lakes, South Frontenac, and Stones Mills area, as follows:

1) Centreville Rd. Rideau Lakes, Ontario
2) Collingwood St. Kingston, Ontario
3) Timmerman Rd. South Frontenac, Ontario
4) California Rd. Stones Mills, Ontario
5) Byron Cres. Kingston, Ontario
6) John Counter Blvd. Kingston, Ontario
7) Mack St. Kingston, Ontario
8) Montreal Rd. Kingston, Ontario
9) Bourne Place, Kingston, Ontario
10) Devils Lake Rd. Rideau Lakes, Ontario

Investigators made six (6) arrests with the following charges:

1) Paul Macinnes (44 years old) of Kingston, Ontario.
a. Conspiracy (Production of Marihuana)
b. Production (Marihuana)
c. Conspiracy to Traffic (Marihuana) X 2
d. Trafficking (Marihuana) X 2
e. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marihuana) X 2
f. Criminal Organization (Production of Marihuana)
g. Breach of Probation

2) Tania Macinnes, (41 years old) of Kingston, Ontario.
a. Possession (Marihuana)

3) Nigel Soroka, (19 years old) of Kingston, Ontario.
a. Conspiracy (Production of Marihuana)
b. Production (Marihuana)
c. Conspiracy to Traffic (Marihuana) X 2
d. Trafficking (Marihuana) X 2
e. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marihuana) X 2
f. Criminal Organization (Production of Marihuana)

4) Mario Borasato, (43 years old) of Kingston, Ontario.
a. Conspiracy (Production of Marihuana)
b. Production (Marihuana)
c. Conspiracy to Traffic (Marihuana)
d. Trafficking (Marihuana)
e. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marihuana)
f. Criminal Organization (Production of Marihuana)

5) Kevin Comstock, (45 years old) of Kingston, Ontario.
a. Conspiracy (Production of Marihuana)
b. Production (Marihuana)
c. Conspiracy to Traffic (Marihuana)
d. Trafficking (Marihuana)
e. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marihuana)
f. Criminal Organization (Production of Marihuana)

6) Shannon Fisher, (45 years old) of Kingston, Ontario
a. Conspiracy (Production of Marihuana)
b. Production (Marihuana)
c. Conspiracy to Traffic (Marihuana) X 2
d. Trafficking (Marihuana) X 2
e. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marihuana) X 2
f. Criminal Organization (Production of Marihuana)

Additional charges are pending. Anyone wishing to report information regarding criminal activity can contact your nearest RCMP Detachment by calling 1-800-387-0020. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS.

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