Police Busy Across Region With Drug Arrests

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Crime Report Thunder Bay

Crime Report Thunder Bay

Drug Arrests in Mishkeegogamang FN and Longlac

THUNDER BAY – Another pair of drug arrests this week across the region. First, in Treaty Three, Police Officers from the OPP, Treaty 3 Police Service along with the RCMP and Nishnawbe-Aski Police were involved in an investigation that led to arrests for possession of drugs. A quantity of hydrocodone was confiscated as a result of the investigation.

Three suspects were arrested: forty-six-year-old Jerry Lastheels, forty-three-year-old Cassandra Parenteau and forty-one-year-old Louise Lastheels will face the charges in Kenora court next month. The three suspects are from Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

Search Warrants Executed in Longlac

On Friday March 13, 2015 a search warrant was executed at two separate residences in Longlac by members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Greenstone Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) and the OPP Greenstone Detachment.

Police located and seized 28 cannabis marijuana plants, five pounds of cannabis marijuana, and items utilized in growing marijuana.

Robert Watson a 54 year-old male from Longlac, Ontario was charged with two offences contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:

  • Produce a Schedule II substance (cannabis marijuana)
  • Possession of a Schedule II substance – Cannabis Marijiuna – over 30 grams

The accused was released from custody by way of a Promise to Appear with a court date of April 29, 2015 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Longlac.

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