Major Drug Bust in Dryden: Three Arrested with Various Drug Trafficking Charges

Dryden OPP

Dryden, ON – A collaborative law enforcement effort in Dryden has led to the arrest of three individuals on multiple drug-related charges following the execution of a search warrant.

Coordinated Police Operation in Dryden
On January 25, the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Units (CSCU), supported by the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, and Treaty Three Police Service, executed a search warrant at a local residence.

Seizure of Drugs and Currency
The operation resulted in the seizure of several suspected illicit substances, including cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and crack cocaine. Additionally, Canadian currency and items indicative of drug trafficking were confiscated.

Charges Laid Against Three Individuals
Harmony Morand, 24, from Dryden, faces several charges under the Criminal Code (CC) and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), including possession of cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, and failure to comply with a release order.

Andrew Quistberg, 54, also from Dryden, has been charged with similar drug trafficking offenses and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Brian Strickland, 49, faces charges for possession of various controlled substances for trafficking purposes, possession of property obtained by crime both over and under $5,000, and possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

All three accused have been remanded into custody and are scheduled for a court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora on January 31, 2024.

The public is encouraged to report any information regarding illegal drug possession and trafficking to the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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