(ESPANOLA, ON) – One person has been arrested and charged after being stopped at a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) program.


On January 6, 2024, shortly after 9:00 p.m., the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting a R.I.D.E. program on Lee Valley Road.


A vehicle was stopped as it was determined the driver was wanted. A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of suspected crystal methamphetamine, suspected unmarked cigarettes, and approximately $3,700. 


As a result of the investigation, Johnathon TRUDEAU, 41-years-old, from Espanola has been arrested and charged with:


  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Operate unsafe vehicle
  • Possess unmarked cigarettes
  • Improper tires
  • Fail to comply with probation order


The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Sudbury on January 8, 2024.

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