Bracebridge Resident Faces 16 Drug And Firearm Related Charges

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On Wednesday June 23, 2021 at 11 p.m., members from the Street Crime Unit of the OPP, executed a Controlled drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on the Main Street of Burks Falls.

A search of the residence led to the seizure of prohibited firearms and ammunition, cocaine, methamphetamine, opioids, $ 6,355 – in Canadian currency and 23 cannabis plants. The value of drugs seized is believed to be approximately over $ 37,000.

As a result of the investigation:

James Downs, 47 years-of-age from Burks Falls, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

  • Fail to comply with probation order,
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine,
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (other than heroin), – 2 counts,
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Possession or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession unmarked cigarettes
  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose,

Paige Foreman, 26 years-of-age from Bracebridge, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

  • Traffic in Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamines (Crystal Meth)
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking opioid (other than heroin),
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose,
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000

The accused were scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court on June 24, 2021 in Parry Sound.

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