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Traffic stop near Timmins results in drug charges for Barrie man

As a result of the investigation, a large quantity of Canadian currency was seized
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On Nov. 30, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., the Iroquois Falls Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting radar enforcement on Highway 11, south of Val Gagné, Ont. The OPP conducted a vehicle stop for a Highway Traffic Act violation.  

As a result of the investigation, a large quantity of Canadian currency was seized. Three men were also charged with Criminal Code (CC) offences. 

Jovin Degre-Blais, age 32, of Barrie, Ont., is charged with the following:

  • Two counts of possession of a schedule II substance - cannabis marijuana, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA),
  • Two counts of possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the (CC).

Jason Grenier, age 42, of Montreal, Que., is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule II substance - cannabis marijuana, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA,
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC,
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was prohibited device or ammunition, contrary to section 94 of the CC.

Gabriel Marecki, age 44, of Laval, Que., is charged with the following:

  • Two counts of possession of a schedule II substance - cannabis marijuana, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA.
  • Two counts of possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC.

All three males were released on a promise to appear. They are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins, Ont. on Feb. 20, 2018.

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