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Two from Kapuskasing face numerous drug charges

They will appear in court in Timmins on November 27
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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MATHESON - On Nov. 3, 2018 at approximately 9:26 p.m., the Matheson Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a traffic complaint on Highway 11, south of Matheson, Ont.

As a result of the investigation the OPP have charged two males with several offences.

Michael Riopel, 35 years old of Kapuskasing, Ont. has been charged with the following:
    •    Trafficking schedule I substance - methamphetamine (crystal meth), contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) - two counts,
    •    Trafficking schedule I substance - cocaine, contrary to section 5(1) of the CDSA,
    •    Trafficking schedule III substance - other drugs, contrary to section (5)(1) of the CDSA,
    •    Possession of a schedule I substance - cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA,
    •    Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling, contrary to section 10(2) of the Cannabis Act (CA),
    •    Possession of illicit cannabis, contrary to section 8(1)(b) of the CA,
    •    Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, contrary to section 249(1) of the Criminal Code (CC),
    •    Flight while pursued by peace office, contrary to section 249.1(1) of the CC,
    •    Resist peace officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC,
    •    Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000, contrary to section 354(1) of the CC,
    •    Fail to comply with recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the CC,
    •    Fail to comply with probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC.

The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Also charged during the investigation is Denny Filion, 24 years old, of Kapuskasing, Ont. He is charged with the following:
    •    Trafficking schedule III substance - other drugs, contrary to section (5)(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA),
    •    Trafficking schedule I substance - other drugs, contrary to section 5(1) of the CDSA,
    •    Trafficking schedule I substance - cocaine, contrary to section 5(1) of the CDSA,
    •    Trafficking schedule I substance - methamphetamine (crystal meth), contrary to section 5(1) of the CDSA,
    •    Possession of illicit cannabis, contrary to section 8(1)(b) of the Cannabis Act (CA),
    •    Possession for the purpose of distributing, contrary to section 9(2) of the CA,
    •    Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000, contrary to section 354(1) of the Criminal Code.

The accused was released at a bail hearing. He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Nov. 27, 2018 in Timmins, Ont.

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