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Seven People Charged After Lengthy Drug Trafficking Investigation In Fenelon Falls

KAWARTHA LAKES-After a lengthy investigation, members of the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) have made multiple arrests and a large seizure of Fentanyl, Chrystal Methamphetamine and Cocaine.

Over a two-month period CKL OPP CSCU conducted an investigation, with assistance from the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau and Bracebridge CSCU, in response to several overdoses in the City of Kawartha Lakes, specifically Fenelon Falls.

Investigators say officers seized quantities of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, carfentanil, crystal methamphetamine, Percocet pills and Canadian currently, all with a total estimated street value of over $56,000.

 

 The following individuals were arrested and charged.

Ryan JENNINGS, 36 years-of-age, of Fenelon Falls:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) – seven counts
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime – section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code (CC) – five counts
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence – section 465(1)(c) (CC) – two counts

Amanda BARNETT, 35 years-of-age of Fenelon Falls:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) – three counts
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime – section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code (CC) – three counts
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence – section 465(1)(c) (CC) – two counts

Annabella JONES, 21 years-of-age, of Lindsay:

·        Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) CDSA

·        Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime- section 354(1)(a) CC – two counts

·        Possession of Schedule 1 drug for purpose of trafficking – section 5(2) CDSA – two counts

Michael CURRIE, 24 years-of-age, of Pickering has been charged with:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) CDSA – two counts
  • Possession of Schedule 1 drug for purpose of trafficking – section 5(2) CDSA – two counts

Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime – section 354(1)(a) CC

Stephen WHITEWAY, 47 years-of-age, of Fenelon Falls has been charged with:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) CDSA – five counts
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime- section 354(1)(a) CC – two counts

Kole TERRILL, 24 years-of-age, of Fenelon Falls:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) CDSA – five counts
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime- section 354(1)(a) CC

Logan NEWMAN, 28 years-of-age, of Fenelon Falls:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) CDSA
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime- section 354(1)(a) CC

Three individuals are still wanted in connection to the investigation. The OPP is asking the public for any information which may assist officers in locating:

  • Sheldon BURRY, 22 years-of-age of Bracebridge
  • Shimon JAMES, 28 years-of-age, of Brampton
  • Jamie BOUNDY, 34 years-of-age, of Fenelon Falls

If you have any information, please call the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the CKL/Haliburton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 and not have to appear in court. You can also submit information online at www.stopcrimehere.ca.

Trafficking in opioids, such as fentanyl, is a very serious offence. Drug dealers are knowingly distributing products that cause harm and could kill.

As a law enforcement organization, the OPP’s role in this crisis is to investigate opioid-related incidents with an acute focus on the apprehension of those who traffic, import and produce illegal drugs. The OPP Community Street Crime Unit plays a vital role in such investigations and strengthens our commitment to ensure public safety and deliver proactive, innovative policing.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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