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OPP Report March 25, 2020

Web posted on March 25, 2020


Cocaine, Meth, resist arrest

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On March 22, 2020 at approximately 2:05 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the occupants of a motor vehicle on Highway 6 in the Township of Wellington North.

While speaking with the driver, the officer observed a clear baggy containing a white powdery substance, hanging partially out of the front pouch pocket of the passenger's hooded sweatshirt. The officer repeatedly asked the person to identify themselves however they refused, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee. 

A foot pursuit ensued through a swamp while the suspect attempted to dispose of the drugs. After a brief struggle and with the assistance of the West Grey Police Service, the suspect was taken into custody.

Police conducted a search incident to arrest and seized a substantial amount of Canadian currency was seized as well as a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and baggies which in totality are consistent with possession for the purpose of trafficking drugs.

James Thorold COURTNEY, 41-years-old of Kitchener has been charged with:

      Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking

      Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking

      Assault With Intent to Resist Arrest

      Obstruct Peace Officer

      Fail To Comply With Probation Order

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Crack, meth charge laid 

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - On March 23, 2020 at approximately 10:55 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a suspicious persons call on the Main Street of Mount Forest.

Officers located two individuals that matched the descriptions provided by the witness. A query was conducted of the parties which confirmed that one of the individuals was wanted on an outstanding warrant by another policing jurisdiction and they were placed under arrest.

A quantity of crack cocaine and methamphetamine were seized from the accused during a search incident to arrest.

Michael Antony HONTAR, 27-years-old of Wellington North Township has been charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and Possession of Methamphetamine. The accused is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice - Guelph on May 19, 2020 to answer to the charges on those charges. 

Marijauna possession charge 

(CITY OF GUELPH, ON) - On March 23, 2020 at approximately 7:45 p.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the driver of a motor vehicle on Silver Creek Parkway for a Highway Traffic Act violation.

While speaking with the driver, the officer detected a strong odour of fresh marijuana inside the vehicle. As a result, a quantity of dried bud marihuana and edibles were seized.

John Timonthy JOHNSON, 62-years-old of Guelph has been charged with Possession of Dried Marijuana Over 30 grams in a Public Place. The accused is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice - Guelph on May 19, 2020 to answer to the charge.


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