Lengthy drug and weapons investigation leads to numerous charges

PRESS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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Members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) affiliated with the Southern Ontarioian Bay, Orillia, Bracebridge and Huntsville divisions of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) completed a drug and weapons investigation that was active as of July 2020 and in February In 2021, with four final searches completed, warrants were executed.

On February 12, 2021, OPP officials from the OPP Central Region, with the assistance of the OPP Central Region, carried out a search warrant on a residence in Hartman Drive, Midland.

On February 12, 2021, CSCU officials assisted by the OPP Central Region (ERT) emergency team executed a search warrant at a second residence on Southwood Road in the town of Gravenhurst.

Two affected vehicles were also identified and became the subject of the two remaining search warrants after being transported to the Southern Georgian Bay Division.

Those warranties earned investigators a ton of oxycodone pills, 345 cannabis marijuana plants, 15.7 pounds of cultured cannabis marijuana, $ 57,435 in Canadian currency, related drug paraphernalia, a crossbow, and loads of ammunition.

In connection with the search warrant investigations of February 12, 2021, four people will be charged the associated fees as follows.

Jamie Marshall Robitaille, 44, from Midland with the following offenses

  • Possession of a List I substance for human trafficking – opioid (other than heroin)
    • contrary to the law on controlled drugs and substances
  • Cultivate (or offer to do) cannabis plants in a location other than your home.
  • Possess cannabis for the purpose of sale

Both charges are in violation of the cannabis law

  • Possession of firearms or ammunition contrary to the Prohibition Ordinance (six counts)
  • Possessing crimes involving crimes greater than $ 5,000

All charges are in violation of the Canadian Criminal Code

Stephanie Stainton, 36 years old, of Midland with the following offenses

  • Possession of a List I substance for human trafficking – opioid (other than heroin)
    • Contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Crime Acquired Property Over $ 5,000
    • Contrary to the Canadian Criminal Code

Darlene Bowan, 50 years old, from Essa Township with the following offense

  • Cultivate, multiply or harvest more than four plants at the same time in the home
    • In contrast to the cannabis law

Darryl Walter Durkee, 39 years old, of Wasaga Beach with the following offense:

  • Cultivate, multiply or harvest more than four plants at the same time in the home
    • In contrast to the cannabis law

All four of the accused were released from police custody after appearing before the Ontario Court in Midland on March 25, 2021.

OPP officials value information from the public that will help them make our communities safer and healthier for all. Anyone with more information about these investigations is encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, [email protected], or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) to turn. You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to the call ad and you remain anonymous. If you are anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information could result in a cash award of up to $ 2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers by Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka www.crimestopperssdm.com on Twitter or Facebook.

Original version

Starting at 6 a.m. on December 3, 2020, members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with the assistance of the Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), Tactical Response, executed three search warrants Unit (TRU) and CSCU teams from the Orillia, Collingwood / Huronia West and Nottawasaga departments.

The warrants were carried out in a residence in a condominium complex on Sea Ray Avenue in Innisfil City and in two residences in the Tay community on Old Fort Road and Lumber Road.

The investigators located and confiscated the following items:

  • 2.5 kilograms of cocaine
  • 1 kilogram of phenacetin
  • 174 grams of cannabis resin
  • 9 mm Norinco semi-automatic pistol
  • 9 mm Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol
  • 164 rounds of ammunition
  • 55,195 Canadian currency
  • Paraphernalia for drug trafficking
  • 2015 BMW sedan
  • 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck

As a result of this investigation, Innisfil’s Kyle Gonsalves, age 27, and Innisfil’s Emily Bergman, age 26, were charged with the following violations of the Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and Cannabis Act:

  • Possession of cocaine for human trafficking
  • Possession of property through criminal offenses over $ 5,000
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm x2
  • Possession of a weapon that knows its possession is not authorized x2
  • Have a restricted firearm with ammunition x2
  • Possession of a crime-acquired firearm x2
  • Careless storage of a weapon x2
  • Careless storage of ammunition x2
  • Possession of cannabis for the purpose of sale

In addition, Gonsalves will face three other charges of breach of recognition

Gonsalves and Bergman are being held to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice via videolink for a bail hearing on December 4, 2020.

Jessie Deschamps, 27, of Tay Township, has been charged with the following controlled drugs and substances law violations

  • Possession of cocaine for human trafficking
  • Possession of property through criminal offenses over $ 5,000

Deschamps was released to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland at a later date.

Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety and, in partnership with our communities, provide proactive and innovative policing.

Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected illegal activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: www.crimestopperssdm.com or call 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) .

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