Street Crime Unit Seize Hydromorphone

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(ESPANOLA, ON) – On June 16, 2019, at approximately 8:30 a.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with assistance from the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), and the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), conducted a vehicle stop on Highway 6 in Baldwin Township, Ontario.

Officers located and seized a quantity of suspected Hydromorphone. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be $14,700.

As a result of the investigation, Frederick PELTIER, 59-years-old, from Wikwemikong First Nation, Ontario, has been charged with:

Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Hydromorphone, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA); and
Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Codeine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA.
Desmond TOULOUSE, 47-years-old, from Wikwemikong First Nation, Ontario, has been charged with:

Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Hydromorphone, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA.
Both accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola, on August 19, 2019.

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