Police seize cash, drugs

Officers from the Fort Frances and Emo detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police were successful in seizing a large quantity of drugs during two separate incidents over the past week.
On July 28, members of the Fort Frances OPP crime unit assisted by uniform officers and canine unit, executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 900 block of Phair Avenue.
During the search of the residence police seized approximately two pounds of marijuana and over 30 grams of cannabis resin with an estimated street value of $18,000.
Police also seized over $3,000 as proceeds of crime.
Michael Thompson, 33, and Kristin Wise, 23, both of Fort Frances, were arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The pair were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 5.
Then on Aug. 3, members of the Fort Frances OPP crime unit assisted by uniform officers executed a search warrant at a residence located on Walker Street in Emo.
As a result of the investigation police uncovered equipment used in a hydroponics grow operation and over 60 marijuana plants. Police also seized an additional 900 grams of marijuana with a combined total street value of over $20,000.
Peter Gushulak, 38, of Emo, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and production of a controlled substance.
He was released from custody and will appear in court on Sept. 11.
In other police news, shortly before 9 p.m. on Aug. 3, officers from the Atikokan detachment of the OPP investigated a disturbance on Poplar Avenue.
As a result of that investigation police arrested and charged Joe Jordan, 54, of Atikokan, with assault with a weapon and aggravated assault.
The victim, a 45-year-old Atikokan man, was taken to Atikokan General Hospital with serious injuries and later transferred to the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre.
Jordan has been remanded into custody and will appear in court at a later date.

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