West Nipissing Police seize drugs and firearm

Tuesday, March 25, 2014   by: Kate Adams

West Nipissing Police Service
News Release


On Friday March 21st the West Nipissing Police Service executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant at a Nipissing Street residence in Sturgeon Falls.

At approximately 1:00 pm police entered the residence and took two men into custody.

The residence was searched and police located, non-prescribed oxycodone pills, methamphetamine (speed) pills, marijuana, crack cocaine, cocaine, cash and a firearm (Shotgun).

Thirty seven year old Joseph Nixon of Sturgeon Falls faces the following charges;

  • five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance,
  • possession of a firearm while prohibited,
  • carless storage of a firearm,
  • and possession of a property obtained by crime

Twenty Five year old Francois Shank of Sturgeon Falls faces two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance.

Both men were held in custody and are appearing for bail.


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