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Joshua charged with trafficking (update)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014   by: Staff



9 a.m. update

During the investigation in the arrest of Joshua Leclair, officers from the newly formed Sault Ste. Marie Police Service Joint JFO Drug Unit located 16.97 grams of cocaine, 16.15 grams of marijuana, material for packing drugs for distribution as well as digital scales. 

The estimated street value of the drugs is $1,924.

8 a.m. original release

On June 9 at approximately 12:25 p.m., officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Drug Unit arrested 25-year-old Joshua Leclair of Heidi Crescent in Aweres Township for 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and 2 counts of breaching a probation order.

Mr. Leclair was arrested at the Satellite Motel, where he had been staying, when one of his conditions was to reside at his residence.

He was also found to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana.

He will be appearing in bail court this morning.


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Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of If you see an abusive post, please click the link beside the post to report it. 6/10/2014 8:24:20 AM Report

Hahahaha your an idiot!!!!
kg8 6/10/2014 8:31:55 AM Report

you're* (I guess you are too)
help me 6/10/2014 8:40:02 AM Report

And our police force do it again
iamtc 6/10/2014 9:56:12 AM Report

Your all idiots.
crashed13 6/10/2014 9:57:36 AM Report

16 grams is not worth the time and money of a City Police drug unit.

To bad their is no Anti-Break in and steal your property unit instead.
iamtc 6/10/2014 10:36:56 AM Report

Like I said idiots
Frio 6/10/2014 10:47:02 AM Report

"To bad their is no Anti-Break in and steal your property unit instead"..There would be a lot less break ins and theft if many of those doing it didn't need to feed their drug addictions. If they would have had parents that taught them respect for themselves and others they might have aquired more socially redeeming qualities instead of being parasites.
Tag33&1/3rd 6/10/2014 10:58:36 AM Report

Good one! I agree with the break/enter---there should be a unit for that and Wayyyy harsher punishments!
Prrrrrrr 6/10/2014 11:10:40 AM Report

Any amount off the streets is a good amount...You GOOFS, probably live off the system and don't pay taxes anyway!
dadal 6/10/2014 11:17:31 AM Report

No proof that the B&E in this city are from pot users. In fact rarely on these drug busts do we hear of ANY recovery of stolen items. These are just drug busts so the cops feel they are doing something to justify their pay. A little pot found is a joke.

I agree about the theft issues. Instead of chasing down the pot users, try going after the bike thieves or the vehicle B&E across the Soo. How about speeders? I've seen an increase in fast drivers and running red lights/stop signs lately.
Tag33&1/3rd 6/10/2014 11:54:36 AM Report

99.9% of B&E's are to fund opiate addiction. There needs to be more help for these people that truly want it! Need medical detox in this city - crime rate would decrease!
Battler213 6/10/2014 1:08:22 PM Report

A little pot? Look at the major busts as of late. Even in the last year. $100k plus busts. Get your head out of your rear end.

I am pro marijuana, as I don't see any bad benefits - only good benefits to help generate revenue for the government. But as of right now, it's illegal. It is not the police force that make it illegal. Keep that in mind, you no-minds.
Pakadeva 6/10/2014 2:11:59 PM Report

Cocaine is not pot!
When a bust is made, if there's a leak, there won't be much, if any, found...BUT, there "could" have been a lot more. I'm glad they err on the side of caution. Also, how can you possibly critize officers who risk their lives daily for us. Remember Moncton! Nothing funny about that!
Sammy1099 6/10/2014 4:20:55 PM Report


" Also, how can you possibly critize officers who risk their lives daily for us. Remember Moncton! Nothing funny about that!"

I was wondering when this shit would start. How many cops are shot or murdered each year in Canada? Not to much, some years (most years none). How many unarmed civilians are shot or murdered each year? Quite a few.

My sympathy to the families, but lets not blow this out of proportion. Statistically being a cop is a pretty safe job. Last time I checked they weren’t even in the top ten most dangerous professions here or the states.

Only one cop has been killed in the line of duty in this town’s life. That cop was killed by a drunk driver. Statistically we each stand the same chance (more or less) of being killed by a drunk driver. Eventually a cop on or off duty will fall into those statistics. Once again my sympathy to the family of the local officer who was killed by a drunk.

They are well equipped and compensated for a reasonable risk. If they feel its so dangerous no one is forcing them to be cops. They can always be crab fishermen.
CB4 6/10/2014 5:23:13 PM Report

Curious about how many dealers are out there, we dont know about, distributors, etc ? Nice life, live large, dont get caught, go to jail once in a while, repeat
Gurpy 6/10/2014 6:53:49 PM Report

A lot of them don`t get caught because when you report suspicious behavior to Ontario Works or Housing regarding unusual activity NOTHING gets done! You cannot call the police without some type of proof! Everybody in this city prefers to turn a blind eye!
KBO 6/10/2014 11:03:30 PM Report

Grupy hit the nail right on the head. They ride around on their E-bike, have I Phones, endless supplies of beer delivered,cable vision, taxis when they want, rent paid all the while when on OW. These departments that hand out the cash need a damn good shaking up. Maybe random drug testing don't pass no money. What about on site inspections of living conditions.
CB4 6/11/2014 12:49:07 AM Report

Keeps OW employees employed !
Twist Of Fate 6/11/2014 6:40:22 AM Report

There should absolutely be MANDATORY drug testing for OW recipients, fail once you get cut off. The system is supposed to be a hand up during hard times not a lifestyle.
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