Article by Newmarket Today
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.