It's an odd combination, but North Bay Police found themselves not only laying drug charges, but handing out tickets for violations of the Ontario Reopening Act.
It's part of an investigation resulting in the execution of a search warrant on March 3, at a home in the 700-block of Ann Street.
The raid resulted in the arrest of Dane Carriere, 33, and Kayla Martel, 27, both of North Bay.
Carriere and Martel are both charged with:
- Two counts of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
- Two counts of knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
Police searched the residence and seized:
- 37.2 grams of suspected Fentanyl and 24.8 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine with an estimated value of over $16,000
- A .22 calibre revolver handgun and .22 calibre ammunition
- A prohibited knife
- Suspected stolen electrical tools North Bay
Carriere and Martel, as well as five other people also present at the house at the time the search warrant was executed, were additionally ticketed with violations of the Ontario Reopening Act.
Carriere and Martel remain in custody pending bail hearings at the North Bay Courthouse.
The investigation was conducted by the North Bay Police Community Response Unit and members of Project Drifter.
Project Drifter is a joint forces operation between the North Bay Police Service’ Street Crime Unit and the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau. Their continued partnership identifies and takes enforcement action on people believed to be involved in the illegal distribution of controlled substances in the Nipissing District.
If you have information that can assist police in identifying people or locations involved in illicit drug distribution in your neighbourhood you can call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 and select option 9 to speak to a police officer.
For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.