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Five charged following drug bust near Blind River

Cocaine, fentanyl seized during search warrant
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Five people face drug charges after a search warrant was executed Thursday near Blind River.

Officers seized suspected crack cocaine, fentanyl, Canadian currency, drug paraphernalia, and a vehicle during the search.

Full text of a news release issued by the Ontario Provincial Police follows:

MISSISSAUGA FIRST NATION - On July 30, 2020, members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), East Algoma Crime Unit, OPP North East Canine Unit and Mississauga First Nation Police Service executed a search warrant at a residence on Village Road within the Territory of Mississauga First Nation.

Officers seized a quantity of drugs suspected to be crack cocaine with a street value of over $5,500, a small amount of fentanyl, over $300 in Canadian currency, a vehicle and drug paraphernalia.

As a result of the investigation, five people were arrested:

Kamar Martin-Gillette, age 19 from Toronto, was charged with:
    •    Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs Substances Act (CDSA); and with
    •    Three counts of failure to comply with release order - other than to attend court, contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice video bail in Blind River, Ont. July 30, 2020 and was remanded into custody.

Hanan Atta, age 35 from York, was charged with:
    •    Possession of Schedule I substance - opioid (other than heroin), contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA

Kevin Chiblow, age 44 from Mississauga First Nation, was charged with:
    •    Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA  

Roberta Witty, age 43 of Mississauga First Nation, was charged with:
    •    Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA

Kevin Morningstar, age 51 from Mississauga First Nation, was charged with:
    •    Possession of Schedule I substance - cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA

All four accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on Oct. 1, 2020.