Red Lake OPP Lay Drug Trafficking Charges

Regional Crime Update
Regional Crime Report

RED LAKE – On August 20, 2019, the Red Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Red Lake OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) with the assistance of officers from Kenora Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of John Meekis, 43, of Red Lake.

John Meekis was charged with Trafficking of a Schedule 1 Substance Oxycodone contrary to Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA), Possession for the Purpose Trafficking in Schedule 1 Substance Oxycodone contrary to Section 5(2) of the CDSA and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

Meekis was released by way of a promise to appear in Red Lake court on September 19, 2019 to answer to the charges.