Kristan Miller of Brampton Charged with Multiple Offenses After Drug Bust in Thunder Bay

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THUNDER BAY, ON – A Brampton resident faces numerous charges after a search warrant execution led to significant drug and firearm seizures in Thunder Bay.

Details of the Operation

On June 21, 2024, shortly before 2:00 p.m., members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, with assistance from the Thunder Bay Police Service, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on Newberry Crescent. The search resulted in the arrest of one individual and the seizure of several suspected illicit substances, including approximately 144 grams of fentanyl, 11 grams of methamphetamine, two grams of ecstasy, and six rounds of ammunition. Additionally, Canadian currency and items associated with drug trafficking were seized.

Charges and Legal Implications

Kristan Miller, 31, of Brampton, has been arrested and charged with the following offenses under the Criminal Code and CDSA:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy): Under section 4(1) of the CDSA, this charge pertains to the possession of a controlled substance without authorization. Conviction can result in imprisonment for up to seven years.
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl: Under section 5(2) of the CDSA, this charge is for possessing a controlled substance with the intent to traffic. The maximum penalty for trafficking fentanyl can be life imprisonment.
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine: Similar to the fentanyl charge, this also falls under section 5(2) of the CDSA, with severe penalties due to the substance’s high potential for abuse.
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (two counts): Under section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code, this charge applies when an individual possesses firearms or ammunition despite being under a prohibition order. Each count can lead to imprisonment for up to 10 years.
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000: Under section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, this charge involves possessing property derived from criminal activity, carrying a penalty of up to two years imprisonment.

Custody and Court Appearance

Miller remains in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay at a later date. Remember all accused are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Community Appeal

Anyone with information regarding the illegal possession and trafficking of drugs is encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). If you want to see your community have healthier youth with better futures, drugs and the dealers who spread those poisons across our communities are stopping that from happening. Reporting them is not being a “rat” it is saving the lives of the youth. If “Every Child Matters” then it is up to each of you to assist in ridding your community from the clutches of addiction and drugs.

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