Sunday, July 21, 2024

OPP Execute Drug Warrant at Meaford Property

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opp logo270On July 26, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau – Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of Grey County OPP, West Region Emergency Response Team, and West Region Canine Unit, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a property on Concession A in the Municipality of Meaford.

As a result of the execution of the search warrant, police seized marijuana, methamphetamine, and psilocybin for the purpose of trafficking. The estimated, combined value of the seized controlled substances was $1,720.

Police also seized offence-related property consisting of cell phones, digital scales, packaging materials, a debt list, and cash.

During the execution of the search warrant, police identified stolen property consisting of a 35-foot 5th wheel camping trailer (stolen from Barrie in December 2015), as well as a Honda motorcycle and a space heater. The combined estimated value of the recovered stolen property is $72,520.

A 30 year old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of methamphetamine for purposes of trafficking
  • Possession of psilocybin for the purposes of trafficking
  • Possession of cannabis marijuana for the purposes of trafficking
  • Production of cannabis marijuana
  • Possession of cannabis resin
  • Possession of ammunition while prohibited
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000

The accused, who was also wanted by West Grey Police Service and OPP Highway Safety Division, was held for a bail hearing on July 27 in Owen Sound.

He remains in custody. A video bail is scheduled for August 9.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a secure web-tip at www.crimestoppersgb.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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