Seven people arrested following lengthy drug trafficking investigation: OPP

After a lengthy investigation, members of the City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) have made multiple arrests and a large seizure of Fentanyl, Chrystal Methamphetamine and Cocaine.

Over a two-month period CKL OPP CSCU conducted an investigation, with assistance from the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau and Bracebridge CSCU, in response to several overdoses in the City of Kawartha Lakes, specifically Fenelon Falls. 

Investigators seized quantities of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, carfentanil, crystal methamphetamine, Percocet pills and Canadian currently, all with a total estimated street value of over $56,000.

The following individuals were arrested and charged. 

Ryan JENNINGS, 36 years-of-age, of Fenelon Falls:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) – seven counts
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime – section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code (CC) – five counts
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence – section 465(1)(c) (CC) – two counts

Amanda BARNETT, 35 years-of-age of Fenelon Falls: 

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) – three counts
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime – section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code (CC) – three counts
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence – section 465(1)(c) (CC) – two counts

Annabella JONES, 21 years-of-age, of Lindsay:

·        Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) CDSA

·        Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime- section 354(1)(a) CC – two counts

·        Possession of Schedule 1 drug for purpose of trafficking – section 5(2) CDSA – two counts

Michael CURRIE, 24 years-of-age, of Pickering has been charged with:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) CDSA – two counts
  • Possession of Schedule 1 drug for purpose of trafficking – section 5(2) CDSA – two counts

Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime – section 354(1)(a) CC 

Stephen WHITEWAY, 47 years-of-age, of Fenelon Falls has been charged with:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) CDSA – five counts
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime- section 354(1)(a) CC – two counts

Kole TERRILL, 24 years-of-age, of Fenelon Falls:

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) CDSA – five counts
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime- section 354(1)(a) CC

Logan NEWMAN, 28 years-of-age, of Fenelon Falls: 

  • Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance – section 5(1) CDSA
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime- section 354(1)(a) CC

Three individuals are still wanted in connection to the investigation. The OPP is asking the public for any information which may assist officers in locating:

  • Sheldon BURRY, 22 years-of-age of Bracebridge
  • Shimon JAMES, 28 years-of-age, of Brampton 
  • Jamie BOUNDY, 34 years-of-age, of Fenelon Falls

If you have any information, please call the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the CKL/Haliburton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 and not have to appear in court. You can also submit information online at www.stopcrimehere.ca

Trafficking in opioids, such as fentanyl, is a very serious offence. Drug dealers are knowingly distributing products that cause harm and could kill.

As a law enforcement organization, the OPP’s role in this crisis is to investigate opioid-related incidents with an acute focus on the apprehension of those who traffic, import and produce illegal drugs. The OPP Community Street Crime Unit plays a vital role in such investigations and strengthens our commitment to ensure public safety and deliver proactive, innovative policing. 

Recent public safety releases from the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, warns the public of the recent increase in overdoses, this further highlights the opioid crisis and reminds the public of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act. For more information check out the following link:

Opioid Alert Issued for City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County, After Worrying Rise in Opioid Overdoses – Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (hkpr.on.ca)

Ontario Provincial Police – The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (opp.ca)

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