Drug warrant execution results in charges to Wiarton couple

August 12, 2016

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On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of Bruce Peninsula OPP, West Region Emergency Response Team, and West Region Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a property on Dawson Street, Wiarton, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

As a result of the execution of the search warrant police seized methamphetamine, cannabis marihuana, nabilone, and clonazepam.  Police also seized offence related property that consisted of $500.00 cash and drug trafficking paraphernalia. The combined estimated value of the seized controlled sA

A male, age 42,  and 32-year-old female of South Bruce Peninsula are each charged with possession of methamphetamine and marihuana for the purposes of trafficking, production of marihuana, and possession of nabilone.

Both were released on a Promise to Appear with Officer in Charge Undertaking and required to appear before the Owen Sound Court of Justice on September 22, 2016.

The Bruce Peninsula OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.


On August 8, 2016 at 8:59 a.m., the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a citizen regarding a marine flare that washed up on the Oliphant Shoreline in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

The instructions on the marine flare advised the citizen to contact military police for assistance. The Bruce Peninsula OPP responded, removed the flare and stored it at the Bruce Peninsula OPP detachment until disposal.

 On August 9, 2016, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Bruce Peninsula OPP, along with the Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit from the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) in Borden safely disposed of the marine flare along the shoreline of Colpoys Bay.

A marine flare is designed to release a non-toxic smoke or in some cases a bright light to assist rescuers in locating boaters in distress. The marine flare is not an explosive device; however members of CFB Borden wrapped the flare in C4 paper to break it down into small dissolvable pieces. The reaction of the marine flare with the C4 paper created a loud bang that was heard by Colpoys Bay residents.


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On August 11, 2016 at approximately 1:51 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a resident on Zion Church Road in the Township of Georgian Bluffs reporting that someone had smashed their mailbox overnight.  Shortly after repairing the mailbox that morning, the complainant observed a black vehicle drive by and smash the mailbox again.  The suspect vehicle was last seen heading south on Zion Church Road. Anyone with information regarding this act of mischief is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Residents are urged to report any suspicious person(s), vehicles or activity right away.  To learn more on how to protect yourself and your property, visit www.opp.ca.


Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Charges have yet to be proven in Court

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