Three Charged After Drug Warrant Execution In Wawa

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(WAWA, ON) – On March 31, 2020, at approximately 9:15 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northeast Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Superior East OPP Detachment executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on Churchill Avenue in Wawa.

During the search, officers located approximately $1700 in cash, as well as quantities of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine and oxycodone. The estimated street value of the drugs is approximately $3000. In addition to drugs, officers also located the following prohibited weapons:

  • Handheld Crossbow
  • Expandable Baton
  • Conductive Energy Weapon (CEW)

As a result of the investigation, three people were arrested and charged.

Blake KOMARNISKI, 36 years-of-age, from Wawa, was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA,
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA,
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid (other than heroin), contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA,
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon, contrary to section 91(2) of the Criminal Code (CC) – (Three Counts),
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC,
  • Failure to Comply with Release Order, contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the CC – (Seven Counts), and
  • Possessing Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling, contrary to section 10(2) of the Cannabis Act (CA).

The accused was remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.

Krista STONE, 21 years-of-age, from Wawa, was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA,
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA,
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid (other than heroin), contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA,
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon, contrary to section 91(2) of the CC – (Three Counts), and
  • Possessing Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling, contrary to section 10(2) of the CA.
    Colton VALLIERE, 26 years-of-age, from Wawa, was charged with:
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Other Drugs, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA, and
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the CC – (Two Counts).

The remaining two accused parties were released and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 8, 2020, in Wawa.

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