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Police seize over $15K in cash, drugs (4 photos)

NEWS RELEASE
TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE
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The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with a number of Criminal Code and Drug Possession offences stemming from the execution of a Search Warrant at a Birch Street South residence this morning.

Based on an ongoing drug investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Timmins Police Service while working in conjunction with platoon officers, a search warrant was executed allowing entry into the residence.

As a result, the following exhibits were seized as evidence by the Timmins Police Service:

  • 11.2 grams of Fentanyl (“purp”) with an estimated street value of $6,720  
  • 1.3 grams of Fentanyl (“blue”) with an estimated street value of $780  
  • 9 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $900  
  • 3.8 grams of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $380  
  • 57.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $5,740  
  • 37 methamphetamine tablets with an estimated street value of $185  
  • a .410 shotgun 
  • a sawed off .410 shotgun  
  • a sawed off 12 gauge shotgun  
  • a .357 replica pellet gun  
  • a rifle style pellet gun  
  • a military replica air gun  
  • $445 in Canadian currency 

The total street value of the drugs and cash seized is $15,150.

As a result of the incident, Alain Gamache, 37, of Timmins, has been arrested and charged with:  

  • Three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act 
  • Possession of property obtained by crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • Careless storage of a firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada  
  • Having knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada  
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • Two counts of fail to comply with probation order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada  
  • Fail to comply with undertaking contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Gamache remains in police custody at present awaiting a bail hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him.

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