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Visit to Blind River bar ends in many, many drug charges

Also spousal assault
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On July 31, 2018, shortly after 8 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police responded to a traffic complaint where a possible impaired driver left a local bar in a pick-up in the Town of Blind River.

Investigation determined that a female was on Woodward Avenue when her intoxicated ex-boyfriend was leaving a local bar and the couple began to argue on the street. The argument escalated to where the female was physically assaulted by her ex. The male left in a pick-up with another male who was driving in an unknown direction. 

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., the vehicle was located and a traffic stop was initiated east of Blind River on Highway 17 and Frampet Drive. While speaking to the driver the officer determined the driver had been consuming alcohol. The 40-year-old was arrested. As the officer was searching the male the officer located suspected marijuana shatter.

The passenger that assaulted the female was arrested. While being searched, police located on drug paraphernalia with suspected grounded marijuana.  [During] a search of the pick-up, police located several small bags of suspected cannabis marijuana, a small quantity suspected cannabis resin, suspected methamphetamine pills, a quantity of suspected cocaine, a quantity of suspected psilocybin mushrooms, and a large quantity of cash over $1,200. An estimated street value of the drugs are over $15,000.

As a result of the investigation, the passenger, a 49-year-old male from Valley East, Ontario was charged with:

  • Assault- spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA);
  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking - under 3 kg, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - other drugs, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance - cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a schedule II substance - cannabis marijuana - under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA.
  • Possession of a schedule I substance - methamphetamine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA; and with
  • Possession of a schedule II substance - cannabis resin - over 1 gram, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA.

The driver Fredrick Shrubb, 40 years of age from Cannington, Ontario was charged with:

  • Driving with more than 80 mgs. of alcohol in blood, contrary to section 253(1) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA);
  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking - under 3 kg, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - other drugs, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance - cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA; and with
  • Possession of a schedule II substance - cannabis marijuana - under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a schedule II substance - cannabis resin - over 1 gram, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA; and with
  • Possession of a schedule I substance - methamphetamine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA.

Both accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on Aug. 30, 2018.

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