KENORA – A traffic stop near Kenora has led to the seizure of almost 12 pounds of marihuana along with two pounds of hash. The OPP estimate the street value of the drugs seized at about $62,000.
Members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), Kenora Drug Unit, Community Street Crime Unit and the Northwest Canine Unit are investigating a traffic stop on Highway 17A.
On February 21, 2018, at 11:40 a.m, police were on general law enforcement duties on Highway 17A in Haycock Township. Police conducted a traffic stop on a pick-up truck for a Highway Traffic Act violation.
Upon further investigation, police located and seized a large amount of Canadian Currency, approximately twelve pounds of suspected marihuana and two pounds of hash/hash oil and drug paraphernalia. The estimated street value of the drugs is $62,000.
As a result of this investigation, 35-year-old James SAGRIFF of Chemainus, British Colombia has been charged with the following offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:
- Possession of a Schedule II Substance for the purpose of Trafficking- over 3 kilograms
- Possession of Schedule II Substance for the purpose of Trafficking- under 3 kilograms
- Trafficking Schedule II Substance-Cannabis Marijuana over 3 kilograms
He was also charged with Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under the Criminal Code of Canada.
He is to appear in Kenora court on February 22, 2018, to answer to the charges.
None of the charges have been proven in court.