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Four arrested after Highway 11 methamphetamine bust

Police seized 600 pills, a vehicle and $1,305 cash
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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Four people arrested and charged for drug trafficking

VAL COTE – On April 9, 2016, at 10 p.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) intercepted a motor vehicle on Highway 11 in Val Cote, Ontario which resulted in a drug seizure.

Hearst officers, with the assistance of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, located close to 600 Methamphetamine tablets with a street value of approximately $4,000.

Also, police seized the involved motor vehicle and $1,305 in Canadian currency as offence related property.

Police have arrested and charged Daniel Wesley, 46, Ernest Taylor, 66 and Jeffrey Coaster, 57, all of Constance Lake, Ontario each with the offence of;

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

The three males are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Hearst, Ontario on May 4, 2016 to answer to the charge.

Police have also arrested and charged a female, Toni Echum, 29, of Constance Lake, Ontario with the following offences;

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to section 5(2) (CDSA), as well as,
  • Fail to Comply with Undertaking contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

She was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cochrane, Ontario on April 13, 2016, at 10 am, for a bail hearing.

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