2 Markham Men Charged in Northern Ontario Drug Bust

Article by Newmarket Today

2 Markham men charged in Northern Ontario drug bust Investigating officers seized suspected cocaine, prohibited weapons, and currency following a traffic stop 2 days ago By: NewmarketToday Staff Stock photo NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

On Dec. 18, 2020, a member of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 101 west of Chapleau.

At approximately 10:12 a.m., the officer observed a vehicle travelling at approximately 119 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle pulled over. While speaking with the driver, the officer detected the odour of cannabis emanating from the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle yielded approximately $10,000 in cash as well as a quantity of suspected cocaine and prohibited weapons. The total street value of the seizure was approximately $18,000. Four people were arrested and charged.

Isaiah Jarrett-Amor, 21, of Trent Hills was charged with the following:
•    Traffic in Schedule I Substance – cocaine, contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA),
•    Resist peace officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code (CC),
•    Personation with intent to avoid arrest, prosecution or obstruct justice, contrary to section 403(1)(d) of the CC, and
•    Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court, contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the CC (two counts).

The accused was remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.

Kayiallay Simon-Patterson, 20, of Markham, was charged with the following:
•    Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA,
•    Unauthorized possession of weapon, contrary to section 91(2) of the CC, and
•    Obstruct peace officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC.

John Tyler, 21, of Markham, was charged with the following:
•    Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA, and
•    Carrying concealed weapon, contrary to section 90 of the CC.

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