Drug Charges Follow High Risk Traffic Stop in Fort Frances

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Ontario Provincial Police

FORT FRANCES – In the early evening of Thursday March 8, 2018 members of the Ontario Provincial Police’s Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU); Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB); North West Region Crime Unit; and North West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) were involved in an investigation into drug and firearm-related offences within Fort Frances, Ontario. This investigation led to a high-risk traffic stop in the 200 block of Scott Street in the town of Fort Frances, Ontario.

As a result of this investigation, three persons have been arrested without incident and have been charged with multiple criminal offences. These persons are:

  •  Travis Moen (35 years of age) of Morson, Ontario
  • Nicole Handorgan (29 years of age) of Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing First Nation Territory
  • Garrett Asham (19 years of age) of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

All three individuals have been charged with multiple offences including three counts of Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code; and Possession of Hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The three arrested individuals are in police custody and scheduled to appear in the Fort Frances Ontario Court of Justice on March 9, 2018.

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