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Drugs, weapons seized, four arrested during Porcupine bust: Police

2020-08-20 Timmins Police Cruiser

NEWS RELEASE
TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE
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The Timmins Police Service has charged four persons with a host of Criminal Code firearm and drug offences stemming from an incident that occurred during the late afternoon hours of Saturday, July 24 in the town of Porcupine.

A Timmins Police officer initiated a traffic stop on Falcon Road in regards to a driver suspected to be under suspension. The pickup truck came to a stop and the occupants were interviewed at the road side. One of the occupants who is known to the police provided a false name. The subject was arrested and taken into police custody at the scene. As this process was being completed, the driver and the other occupants elected to flee from the scene.

A brief vehicular pursuit ensued where a loaded firearm was observed being thrown from the fleeing vehicle. The vehicle was eventually halted at a Kenneth Street address. The driver was arrested as two other male parties fled the scene on foot.

The discarded firearm, a loaded 9 mm hand gun, was recovered by the Timmins Police Service in a residential front yard. Quantities of various types of narcotics including methamphetamine, cocaine, crystal meth, fentanyl, and clorazepam were located in the vehicle and seized as evidence.

Through investigation conducted by the Timmins Police Service, the two fleeing suspects were identified and were located and arrested later that same day at a west end retail store in Timmins.

Based on the outcome of the incident, a 17-year-old male person from Timmins who cannot be named in keeping with statutory regulation, Pamela Black, 39, of Porcupine, Ricky Tran, 33, of North York, Kaylem Alexander, 19, of Toronto have been charged respectively with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Careless storage of a firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of a prohibited device or weapon contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possess a loaded firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
  • Possession of a controlled substance contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act

The 17-year-old male person is charged with five additional counts of:

  • Fail to comply with release order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Pamela Black is charged with additional counts of:

  • Obstruct peace officer contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Flight from police contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Ricky Tran is charged with an additional count of:

  •  Fail to comply with release order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Kaylem Alexander is further charged with:

  • Two counts of fail to comply with release order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to provisions of a probation order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

All accused persons remain in police custody awaiting respective bail hearings slated for today at provincial court in Timmins to answer to the charge laid against them

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