OPP Arrest Whitesand Man for Drug Trafficking

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Oxy has been controlled for years but has still been an issue for addiction

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On April 24, 2019 officers from the Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Armstrong OPP Detachment conducted a traffic stop on Highway 527.

The OPP investigation discovered that the driver was in possession of an illegal substance. OPP seized 216 Oxycodone pills and 7 Ritalin pills. The drugs have an estimated value of $4400.

Matthew MATINET, 39 years of age, from Whitesand First Nation was arrested and charged with two offences contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA):

-Possession of a Schedule l Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Opioid contrary to section 5(2) CDSA,

-Possession of a Schedule lll Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to section 5(2) CDSA.

MATINET is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on July 12, 2019, to answer to the charges.

If you have information regarding the illegal possession and trafficking of illegal substances please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. You may access their website at: http://www.p3tips.com/273.

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