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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Traffic stop leads to OPP seizing over $100,000 in drugs

On Dec. 14, 2016, at approximately midnight, a member of the North Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on regular patrol duties on Highway 17, City of North Bay.    

As a result of a traffic stop, the officer detected an odour of cannabis marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The driver and the passenger were arrested and the vehicle was searched. 

Police located over 20,000 pills of suspected methamphetamines (speed). Estimated street value is over $100,000.

Members from the Community Drug Action Team (CDAT), Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) assisted with the investigation.

The driver, Claude Gobeil, 30 years of age, from Ottawa, Ontario, is charged with:  

  • Traffic in Schedule I Substance-Methamphetamines, contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drug Substances Act (CDSA);
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking –Other Drugs, contrary to section 5(2) CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule II substance-Cannabis Marijuana-under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) CDSA;
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance (x2), contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) CC.

The passenger, Adam Villeneuve, 31 years of age, from Ottawa, Ontario, is charged with:

  • Traffic in Schedule I Substance-Methamphetamines contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drug Substances Act (CDSA);
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking –Other Drugs, contrary to section 5(2) CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule II substance-Cannabis Marijuana-under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) CDSA.

Both accused were held for a bail hearing on Dec. 14, 2016 at the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay.



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