Traffic Stop Yields Drug Seizure And Numerous Charges

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Orillia OPP have arrested and charged a male and female with numerous drug charges following a traffic stop in the City of Orillia.

On July 31, 2020, shortly before 4:00 pm, members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of an east end business while conducting a drug trafficking investigation. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested and searched and a quantity of drugs were seized.

As a result of the investigation, James Newton, age 50, and Michelle Demaine, age 49, both of Orillia have been charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

Both accused parties were released and are set to appear on September 08, 2020 in Orillia Court.

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