DRYDEN, ON – A joint investigation led by the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) in collaboration with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service has resulted in a series of charges against a local resident.
Major Drug Bust: Dryden OPP Conducts Traffic Stop
On December 20, 2023, around 2:00 p.m., officers carried out a routine traffic stop on West River Road within the City of Dryden. During the subsequent investigation, suspicious substances believed to be cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine, and morphine, in addition to Canadian currency, were discovered.
Residence Searched: Prohibited Weapons and Further Evidence Found
Following the traffic stop, authorities executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence on West River Road in the City of Dryden. This operation led to the discovery of two prohibited weapons, ammunition, and additional evidence related to drug trafficking.
Facing Charges: Nathan TURNER in Custody
As a result of this extensive investigation, Nathan TURNER, aged 45, has been taken into custody and charged with multiple offences under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The charges include:
- Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (4 counts)
- Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000
- Unauthorized possession of a weapon (2 counts)
- Possession of ammunition contrary to a Prohibition Order
- Possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to a Prohibition Order (2 counts)
The accused has been remanded into custody at the Kenora District Jail and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora on December 27, 2023.