Guns And Drugs Seized By OPP During Overnight Search Warrant In Tiny Township


On November 19, 2020 at 11:30 p.m. members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) attached to the Southern Georgian Bay OPP with the assistance of the OPP Central Region Emergency Response Unit (ERT), OPP GHQ Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), and uniformed detachment members executed a search warrant at an residence on Balm Beach Road in Tiny Township.

Attending officers located and arrested without incident three occupants and conducted a search of the residence resulting in the seizure of guns, ammunition and a quantity of cocaine. A person arrived at the address during the search and was also arrested during the investigation.

As a result of this investigation, Michel Lemay 55 years, Timothy Lemay 27 years, and Paul Baskerville 31 years, all of Tiny Township have been charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (four counts)
  • Possession of a Loaded or Restricted Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (four counts)
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm (five counts)

Investigators have also charged Ryan Spademan 24 years of Midland with the following charges contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance

All of the accused are currently being held in police custody to appear before a video bail hearing and will appear in Midland Court at a future date.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.


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