Weapons and Drug Charges

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OPP

On January 9, 2021, at approximately 12:17 a.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17, Sables-Spanish Rivers Township.

Police stopped a motor vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act (HTA) violation. While conducting the investigation, police determined the driver was found to be prohibited from driving, a suspended driver and had outstanding warrants. Police also seized approximately 33 grams of suspected cocaine, approximately 30 grams of suspected purple fentanyl, a weapon (push dagger), and a quantity of Canadian currency all totaling approximately $19,795.

As a result, Jimi CARRINE, a 41-year-old, from Spanish was arrested and charged with:

Operation While Prohibited Under the Criminal Code – contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC) (two counts),

Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 – in Canada, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC,

Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC,

Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC,

Failure to Comply with Prohibition Order, contrary to section 162.2(4) of the CC,

Trafficking in a Schedule 1 Substance – Opioid (other than Heroin), contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA),

Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA,
Speeding 50+ Km/hr. Over the Posted Limit, contrary to section 128 of the HTA, and
Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the HTA (4 Counts)

The accused has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.

The vehicle was towed and impounded for 45 days.

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