MANITOULIN OPP RESPOND TO COLLISION – MULTIPLE CHARGES LAID

(ESPANOLA, ON) – On March 12, 2021, officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 in Lorne Township.

 

As a result of the investigation, officers located suspected Methamphetamine, Hydromorphone and Cocaine in the vehicle. Additionally, officers seized the following prohibited weapons:

 

  • Switch blade knives
  • Flash-light conducted energy weapon
  • Brass knuckles
  • Extendable baton
  • Pepper Spray

 

As a result of the investigation, Tracy PYETTE, 29 years-of-age, from Espanola, was charged with:

 

  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon, contrary to section 91(2) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the CC,
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC,
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance – Methamphetamine, contrary to secion 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA),
  • Fail to Remain, contrary to section 200(1)(a) of the Highway Traffic Act.

 

Trever GILL, 49 years-of-age from Sudbury, was charged with:

 

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, contrary to section 91(2) of the CC (five counts) ,
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC (six counts),
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the CC (six counts),
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the CC,
  • Posession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid (other than heroin), contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA,
  • Possess Umarked Cigarettes, contrary to section 29(2) of the Tobacco Tax Act.

Both accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario court of justice in Espanola on April 12, 2021.

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