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Sault men arrested in Wawa. Pot seized

Thursday, May 22, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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WAWA - On May 12, 2014 at 10:45 am, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Wawa Detachment was conducting stationary radar on Highway 17 in Tiernan Township just south of Wawa.

The OPP officer had occasion to stop a 2014 Toyota Corolla travelling at a high rate of speed. 

Police investigation led to the arrest of all three occupants; 22-year-old Jacob CARR, 21-year-old Dustin DIFILIPPO and 28-year-old Adam NASH all of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Mr. CARR stands charged with Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana as per s. 4(1) of the Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA).

Mr. NASH stands charged with Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana as per s. 4(1) of the CDSA.

Mr. DIFILIPPO stands charged with Obstruct Peace Officer as per s. 129(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

All three accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Wawa, Ontario at the Court of Justice on August 18, 2014.

As a result of this investigation OPP seized over 385 grams of cannabis marijuana valued at over $7700.

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BobRobert 5/22/2014 11:05:14 AM Report

Less than a pound of pot...$7700?

Wow, just like bacon, quantity down, price up.
johnnyc 5/22/2014 11:08:55 AM Report

The police base 'street value' on the maximum price per gram to get these figures. I've never heard of anyone paying 7'700 for a pound haha
willoweep 5/22/2014 11:14:06 AM Report

Why are so many, so anal about the price placed on the drug seized ? not like you can buy any of this batch .Maybe some will go on sale in your Neighborhood .ughhhhhh!!!

kamen 5/22/2014 11:17:16 AM Report

Pretty sure these names look familiar....slap on the wrist? probably but who cares... they aren't killing people....
PaulyG 5/22/2014 11:24:35 AM Report

MOOSONEE will buy it for $20 a gram..
MaximusPrime 5/22/2014 11:29:52 AM Report

I think a lot of people are offended by the police’s use of propaganda in “the war on drugs”. It’s dishonest to claim the value of this pot is as high as they say it is. We the tax payer are paying them to provide us with this propaganda. I don't want to pay the government to feed me propaganda. If the price were that high, all these “dealers” would be rolling in $. However, if you met most of these people, they are not rolling in $. The only people/organizations making huge sums of $ off of “the war on drugs” are organized crime (Hell’s Angels, Outlaws….) and law enforcement/prison system. Just as prohibition of alcohol created a foothold for organized crime to begin and eventually flourish (Alcapone……), todays prohibition of drugs has the same results. Prohibition is and always will be a HUGE waste of resources and dollars. The war is lost. That fact should have been accepted a long time ago.
Bach 5/22/2014 11:30:10 AM Report

I am so thankful for all the time and work that went into getting all of these evil dangerous drugs out of the Wawa area. Thank you guys for your diligence and making me feel safe. These criminals could have ended up on a violent criminal spree terrorizing the Algoma region. I feel so much safer now. I am proud to live in a country with law officials who are making sure that these kind of dangerous acts are not tolerated and I'm sure they would hold everyone accountable who was involved in one of these heinous acts no matter their status in society. Thank you guys.
Bach 5/22/2014 11:30:40 AM Report

I am so thankful for all the time and work that went into getting all of these evil dangerous drugs out of the Wawa area. Thank you guys for your diligence and making me feel safe. These criminals could have ended up on a violent criminal spree terrorizing the Algoma region. I feel so much safer now. I am proud to live in a country with law officials who are making sure that these kind of dangerous acts are not tolerated and I'm sure they would hold everyone accountable who was involved in one of these heinous acts no matter their status in society. Thank you guys.
PaulyG 5/22/2014 11:32:16 AM Report

@willoweep ...Because it's a LIE, the prices are bogus...it just to make the cop's look good..Ur lucky if that 84 pounds was worth anymore than 160k.
frnlak 5/22/2014 11:43:28 AM Report

Why pick on Maryann?
mallet 5/22/2014 12:01:08 PM Report


I wonder why they, the cops, don't also post the speed that the individual was travelling at, was it 91 in a 90 area, just for an excuse to pull someone over, because I do not believe all these "delivery men" would be speeding. Knowing I had an illegal cargo would make me want to obey all the traffic laws and not stand out like a sore thumb, drive 5 or 10 over the limit and I have yet to see anyone pulled over...
willoweep 5/22/2014 12:27:22 PM Report

I agree the sale of pot should not be high on our list of things to do. BUT until the Laws are changed the Police are obligated to investigate seize and charge.

As to the prices they are going by a price list they don't just make the value up in their head .

It just seems such a petty complaint ."The price is wrong"

Personally I think the laws are way to harsh on weed buyers sellers and users.

Like the kid in Texas 99 years for selling hash Brownies really???

You get less for Murder!

But still as to estimated value ...
I have yet to see anyone complain about inflated prices when some one is accused of shop lifting $300 worth of meat .
IgnorantNortherner 5/22/2014 12:54:47 PM Report

Well said, MaximusPrime and nice sarc, bach.

willoweep, 'cause when someone steals $300 worth of meat it's pretty obvious. You add up the prices and they equal $300 and there you go.

The going rate for a gram of pot for years has been and continues to be $10. To double it and sell it to you as truth when it is an outright lie demonstrates the lack of honesty on the part of those who "protect and serve".
j-slice 5/22/2014 12:59:58 PM Report

It's simple , I don't care if its 8 , 84 or 8400 grams and worth 5$ , 5000$ or 5 million... to me its not relevant. My opinion is I am just happy its not in my kids or your kids pockets !!!
IgnorantNortherner 5/22/2014 1:14:29 PM Report

..but the anti depressants, cigs and the booze is okay, eh, j slice?
guestwho 5/22/2014 1:17:19 PM Report

Another cry for help,load the car with dope and go speeding!!
DUMBASSES
ranny 5/22/2014 1:18:20 PM Report

People criticizing police for arresting people for possession of drugs? wow.....

Here a tip. If you're carrying drugs or smuggling. Don't speed....... don't keep the drugs inside the vehicle because you smell the weeds inside. Lock it inside the trunk.
MaximusPrime 5/22/2014 1:53:10 PM Report

Drug use is an acknowledged fact of life in every prison in the country. If we can't stop prisoner' use of drugs, how can we rationally expect to stop average free citizens from using them?
j-slice 5/22/2014 1:54:22 PM Report

@IgnorantNortherner


even your user name indicates your maturity or lack there of to your reply . If your child or children have issues in that area that is a reflection of your lack of involvement as a parent !!
IgnorantNortherner 5/22/2014 2:15:32 PM Report

Is there a certain maturity level I'm required to reach before I'm legally allowed to post here, j slice?

I was responding to you, who seemed more comfortable "for the children" that a small amount of pot is now off the streets. I assumed you would be concerned about all these other far more dangerous and legal substances, but instead you disregard the argument and call out my parenting.

If you feel secure in your parenting why would you support gov't deeming illegal certain plants or whatever it is at the point of a gun? Why would that ever be necessary, especially when we're primarily talking about things like pot which to my knowledge have never killed anyone?

Is it your responsibility to raise your kids or that of the government?

Why are these hundreds of other substances proven to be far more toxic, carcinogenic and addictive deemed to be "okay" while others are worthy of many billions of canadian taxpayer dollars for a war on drugs?

Surely there is a common sense answer that has nothing to do with money and power. /sarc
bulletcards 5/22/2014 2:20:16 PM Report

transporting illegal substances. lets go speeding!!! stupid people, or did they want to get caught? I am guessing the growers/major dealers are not doing a good enough job interviewing their transporters before heiring them. lol
book-end 5/22/2014 3:21:55 PM Report

Was it ever said they were Delivering to Wawa ? Maybe they were going out west and it was for personal use !.......
book-end 5/22/2014 3:24:41 PM Report

After all....when you go on Vacation....they tell you to make sure you have enough medication to last you the duration of your trip .
Buddy_Bob 5/22/2014 3:29:40 PM Report

Why did this take 10 days to make the news?
willoweep 5/22/2014 3:59:20 PM Report

Yes the price is right on the meat package and it is inflated!

Near $5 for a lb of lean ground beef so should they be charged the real value or the ticket value?

And at the end of the day does it make any difference ?? They broke the law!

And one more time they have a price chart handed out to them they go by that they don't just say "Hey Raplh what should we say this is worth today"??/

Some folks should really buy a clue.
MaximusPrime 5/22/2014 4:03:17 PM Report

@ Willoweep
And who exactly do you think writes the "price chart"? It is wrong and it was purposely written to be misleading.

Your comments regarding the price of meat clearly show you do not understand "the points" being made.
Sam C 5/22/2014 5:19:39 PM Report

Does it actually matter WHAT the price is? Last week the OPP caught a guy with EIGHTY-FOUR pounds of weed. It doesn't matter what the price is, that's a lot of weed.

Even a pound is obviously a bit more than "personal use" would explain.
MaximusPrime 5/22/2014 5:32:41 PM Report

Obviously many people feel it does matter when public servants tell outright lies. Whether it is relevant to the overall story does not change the fact that it is a lie. And if it does not matter, why not just be honest when reporting to the public. I think someone, at some point felt that if they exaggerated the value it would make them look better in the public's eye. Propaganda exists in all wars, but this war is a lost cause.
willoweep 5/22/2014 7:29:10 PM Report

Hands out tin foil hats
ray zinbag 5/22/2014 8:08:25 PM Report

Fuck 7k for a pound that's nuts I might have to quit my job and start growing pot
IgnorantNortherner 5/22/2014 8:12:09 PM Report

@willow, ever notice how when your head is in the sand that far it forces your knees to the ground and your ass up in the air? You look "ready".

Maximus, some people just prefer being lied to rather than deal with information that upsets their view of the world. As I'm sure you're aware, cognitive dissonance is far more easily ignored than confronted.

On the other hand, some of us believe public servants (who make a living off the backs of others) ALWAYS OWE US THE TRUTH.

It's disturbing to me that some of you, some parents even, are okay with lying from public servants in a position of authority.
Tom_Bom 5/22/2014 10:51:05 PM Report

Well that escalated quickly.
Pakadeva 5/23/2014 1:07:49 AM Report

If you scroll through all the comments every time a seize is made, you can pretty much tell the potheads from the level heads. Good Job by our officers I say!
book-end 5/23/2014 4:27:13 AM Report

Never smoked the stuff in my life !!! bought a bunch though..for a fiend.............. My friend would have to gone without at those prices
book-end 5/23/2014 4:28:32 AM Report

OOPs I said fiend..... meant to say " friend "
dadal 5/23/2014 6:09:13 AM Report

LOL

Not about pot heads silly.

It's about how the police, like they have done over and over again, lie and exaggerate to make it seem like they are saving mankind from the evil pot people. If they overstate the value, the lower educated "think" they are doing a stellar job on saving the North. When in fact they are just blowing things out of proportion.

I agree BTW...if you have dope, don't be stupid and speed. Same goes for DRUNK DRIVERS but DRUNK DRIVERS get lighter sentences, don't they? Also smaller fines, less press unless it's a multiple offence or someone dies.

Also don't go on Gore Street between 9am-5pm when the Community Police will be fighting crime...

People die every day from drunk drivers. No one has OD from pot.
crashed13 5/23/2014 9:13:06 AM Report

Meth, pills are drugs, but enforcing a plant that anyone can grow from a seed , that's why the war on "POT" will never be won.

It keeps the courts , police and jail system and your tax money busy though.

Comparing weed to meth or crack is like comparing Coors lite to Moon shine whiskey.
MYPOINT 5/23/2014 4:02:15 PM Report

Many of the posters on here ( you know who you are ) are complaining about the fact that the price is all wrong for the pot that was discovered. What every one of those people seen to be losing sight of is the fact that the police did their job as outlined in their job descriptions.

Then there are those who are making such wonderful claims about the 'speed' in which the vehicle was driving before it was pulled over. Again, what does this matter? If the vehicle was breaking the law, then the police were doing their job as outlined in their job descriptions.

It seems to me that there will always be some who will complain about the police regardless of whether the police have done something or they think that maybe the police should have done something different.

What the above posters seem to be missing is the fact that the police were doing their jobs as outlined in their job descriptions and that is exactly what we expect them to do.

As for the 'supposed' discrepancies between the cost of the product seized or the actual speed the vehicle was traveling, both of these do not matter so much to the level headed who are just glad that the police got this product out of the hands of the children in the playgrounds in this area.

As always, your views may differ from mine :)
MaximusPrime 5/23/2014 5:19:34 PM Report

@ MYPOINT
your comment presumes "the product" was destined for children in the nearby playground....... Quite a presumption! I am not aware of a significant demand for drugs by children and supply usually follows demand very closely as per the economic laws of supply/demand. Furthermore, prohibition causes this whole issue. Unlike regulated industries such as alcohol, tobacco, firearms...... banned substances on not "regulated". Dealers do not ask for id.

As to your other point about law enforcement just doing the job, i'll leave you with the following quotes:

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.” - Mohandas K. Gandhi

“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” - Abraham Lincoln
MYPOINT 5/24/2014 6:10:32 AM Report

@MaximusPrime:

Thank you for your opinion and comment.

As for my remark about the product going to children - I will admit that I should have used the term ' young adults ' or something similar. Please try and keep in mind that I am a senior citizen and even 'young adults' to me are children to some degree :)

I do agree with you that it is a bad law. That being said, the police are obviously obliged to try and enforce this 'law' regardless of how you or I or anyone else feels about this law. Until our Government changes this law, it is still on the books and it should be enforced whenever and wherever possible.

Now for your quotes ... Did you use those quotes to try and say that the police should NOT enforce this law? What if the police decided that they would NOT enforce some other law that you felt that they should enforce? Would you therefore agree that the police should never have the right to simply choose which laws they will and will not enforce? Would that not lead us down a very slippery slope indeed?

As always, your views may differ :)
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