OPP Charge Eleven in Longlac Drug Sting

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LONGLAC – NEWS – Police in Longlac Ontario have made a major drug bust which has resulted in eleven people facing charges. One suspect in the drug operation as of this report remains at large.

The Ontario Provincial Police made the arrests as a part of an investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine in and around the municipality of Greenstone.

A total of fifty-six charges were laid against nine people from Longlac and two other from Kapaskasking, ranging in age from 28 to 57.

The OPP report that approximately $16,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis and Ritalin were seized in the raids.

As well about $1,500 in cash along with three firearms were also seized by police.

The background…

 On July 27, 2017, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) with the assistance of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB), members of the Community Street Crime Unit and members of the Greenstone Detachment have charged 10 individuals with 54 drug related offences.

The charges stem from an investigation which focused on individuals trafficking methamphetamine in and around the community of Greenstone. The investigation concluded with the execution of four search warrants and the arrest of 10 individuals.

Seized during the investigation were methamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis and Ritalin. The street value of the drugs seized is approximately $16,000. Also seized was $1505 in Canadian currency and three firearms.

CHARGED ARE:

William REHEL, age 37, of Longlac

Trafficking Methamphetamine – 2 Counts

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 Count

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cannabis – 1 Count

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000 – 3 Counts

Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – 1 Count

Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime – 1 Count

Trafficking in Firearms – 1 Count

Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order – 1 Count

Annette WESLEY, age 35, of Longlac

Trafficking Methamphetamine – 1 Count

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000 – 2 Counts

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 Count

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cannabis – 1 Count

Natasha SHAGANASH, age 32, of Longlac

Trafficking Methamphetamine – 5 Counts

Trafficking Oxycodone – 1 Count

Possession of Methamphetamine – 1 Count

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000 – 3 Counts

Harry BUNTING, age 44, of Longlac

Trafficking Methamphetamine – 3 Counts

Possession of a Controlled Substance to wit Methamphetamine – 1 Count

Maurice BEGIN, age 57, of Longlac

Trafficking Methamphetamine – 3 Counts

Trafficking Methylphenidate (Ritalin) – 1 Count

Trafficking Oxycodone – 1 Count

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000 – 2 Counts

Fail to Comply with Undertaking – 2 Counts

Rhonda REUBEN, age 46, of Longlac

Trafficking Methamphetamine – 1 Count

Trafficking Oxycodone – 1 Count

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000 – 2 Counts

Derrick AMIKONS, age 44, of Longlac

Trafficking Morphine – 1 Count

Trafficking Oxycodone – 1 Count

Lester GAGNON, age 37, of Longlac

Possession of a Controlled Substance to wit Methamphetamine 1 Count

Possession of a Controlled Substance to wit Ritalin – 1 Count

Michael RIOPEL, age 34, of Kapuskasing

Fail to Comply with Recognizance – 2 Counts

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 Count

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cocaine – 1 Count

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cannabis – 1 Count

Fail to Comply with Probation Order – 1 Count

Rebekka MORENCY, age 28, of Kapuskasing

Fail to Comply with Probation Order – 1 Count

One male remains outstanding at this time.

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