ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
Members of the Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid numerous drug charges after a suspicious vehicle was stopped in the City of Orillia.
On March 28, 2021, shortly after 1 a.m., officers were patrolling on Canice Street, when they observed an occupied vehicle stopped in a nearby parking lot. Officers stopped and spoke with the occupants and observed alcohol and cannabis in the vehicle.
Further investigation led to the arrest of the driver and two passengers and the seizure of large quantities of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, Xanax, Oxycodone and illicit cannabis as well as quantities of other drugs and Canadian currency.
As a result, Dante Larsen, age 20, of Orillia, Araz Apelian-Robinson, age 18, of Phelpston, and a 17-year-old female, of Orillia, have been charged with:
- Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine
- Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - heroin
- Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - methamphetamine
- Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking
- Two counts of possession of a schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of a schedule IV substance for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of a schedule I substance - cocaine
- Possession of a schedule I substance - heroin
- Possession of a schedule I substance - methamphetamine
- Possession of a schedule II substance
- Two counts of Possession of a schedule III substance
- Possession of illicit cannabis
- Possession for the purpose of distributing
- Possession property obtained by crime over $5000
- Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000
Other provincial offences All three accused parties were released on Form 10 Undertakings and are set to appear in June, 2021, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.
The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia, by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or report minor occurrences online by visiting www.opp.ca/reporting.
You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.