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Investigation results in $464,000 worth of drugs seized

NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE ************************ SPRUCEDALE - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), North Bay Drug Unit supported by OPP Almaguin Highlands Detachment, executed a Controlled Drug
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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SPRUCEDALE - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), North Bay Drug Unit supported by OPP Almaguin Highlands Detachment, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence in Sprucedale.

As a result of this investigation, an indoor marijuana growing operation was dismantled.

Police seized 451 cannabis marijuana plants, 673 grams of marijuana along with $1,100 cash and growing equipment.

One adult was arrested and is currently being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The street value of the drugs seized is $464,000.

Charged is Arthur Blackwood, age 54, of Sprucedale.

Charges:

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking -1 Count
  • Production of a controlled substance - 1 Count
  • Possession of a controlled substance - 2 Counts
  • Possession of property obtained by crime - 1 Count
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