Sudbury OPP Charge Two Males with Possession of Proceeds of Crime

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OPP Sudbury
OPP Sudbury

SUDBURY – Updated – The Ontario Provincial Police report that on August 30, 2020, at 3:15 pm EDT, members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sudbury Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) Team stopped a southbound vehicle for speeding on Highway 69, just north of Highway 537, in Greater Sudbury.

OPP Sudbury
OPP Sudbury

While speaking with the occupants, officers detected the odour of cannabis emanating from the vehicle. Further investigation by the officers revealed the driver was breaching a condition from a previous release order.

Police seized a small quantity of drugs suspected to be Cannabis and over $45,000 in Canadian currency. Their vehicle was also seized and towed.

As a result of the investigation, two people were arrested and charged:

For one of the individuals, the charges were stayed by the crown. In that matter the former accused’s lawyer advised NNL that “Crown Counsel could not prove these charges and as such they were stayed against my client.  These charges are no longer pending in court”.

Marquis CLARK, age 28, from Toronto, was charged with:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 – in Canada, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC; and
  • Have Care or Control of Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available, contrary to section 12(1) of the Cannabis Control Act, 2017 (CCA).

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on September 30, 2020, in Sudbury.

The investigation is continuing with the assistance of members from the OPP Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit (PAFU). None of the charges have been proven in court.

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