BUSTED: Meth, Cocaine, Fentanyl and More

(KENORA, ON) Members of the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) with assistance from the Kenora Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) the Kenora CSCU and the Dryden Police Service have charged four individuals with drug related offences following an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the City of Dryden and Kenora.

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On Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:37 am, police conducted a traffic stop on highway 17A near Highway 658 where four individuals were taken into custody.

Police located 155.82 grams of Methamphetamine, 11.91 grams of cocaine, 22 fentanyl pills, $1715 in cash and other items associated with the drug trafficking trade. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be over $50,000.

As a result of this investigation, the following have been charged:

Bradley Kevin OUELLETTE, age 47 from Dryden

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  •  Sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Methamphetamine
  • Sec 5(2) of the CDSA, Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Fentanyl
  • Sec 4(1) of the CDSA, Possession of Schedule I Substance-Cocaine
  • Sec 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Sec 129(a) CC Resist Peace Officer

Samantha CHIKANE, age 29 from Sioux Lookout

  •  Sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Methamphetamine
  • Sec 5(2) of the CDSA, Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Fentanyl
  • Sec 4(1) of the CDSA, Possession of Schedule I Substance-Cocaine
  • Sec 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Sec 145(5.1) CC Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking Given by Officer in Charge

Bradley JAGER, age 39 from Dryden (photo needed)

  •  Sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Methamphetamine
  • Sec 5(2) of the CDSA, Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Fentanyl
  • Sec 4(1) of the CDSA, Possession of Schedule I Substance-Cocaine
  • Sec 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

Katie METHOT, age 31 from Thunder Bay

  •  Sec. 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Methamphetamine
  • Sec 5(2) of the CDSA, Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Fentanyl
  • Sec 4(1) of the CDSA, Possession of Schedule I Substance-Cocaine
  • Sec 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

OUELETTE appeared in bail court on Friday, November 8, 2019. The other accused are to appear in the Kenora Court on December 12, 2019 to answer to the charges.

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Sources indicate that Chikane was in a Jeep with a convicted killer when they had a collision. The police showed up and found a quantity of drugs. Chikane was released while the driver was held in custody. Soon after, she contacted Katie Methot to pick her up. This bust is allegedly the result of that meeting. This bust has ties to the Broadmore Ave trap house raid, the Robertsen street raid, which also had the home owner walk free soon after, and southern Ontario gang members. Chikane just keeps getting released from jail…..

Chikane is no stranger to being busted with drugs. Back in 2010 she was arrested at the Thunder Bay Internationl Airport with oxy’s.

Ouellette has some history too. More on that from this article we published in April of 2018.

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Three Accused are facing a combined 27 charges after Dryden Police Services executed a drug warrant on an Orvis Street home.

On Monday April 9, 2017, Dryden Police executed a warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act on the home of Bradley Kevin Ouelette – 46 of Dryden. Seized was a quantity of Methamphetamine, Hydro morphine, Marihuana, cash and several prohibited weapons.

Bradley Ouellette-46 years old of Dryden is charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine,
  • Possession of Marihuana,
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X2,
  • Possession of Prohibited weapons X4,
  • Possession of Schedule I (Percocet),
  • Possession of Schedule I (Hydromorphone),
  • Fail to comply with Weapons Prohibition.

Ouellette remains in custody pending a bail hearing later this week.

Rhonda Zaparniuk – 42 years old of Dryden is charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine,
  • Possession of Marihuana,
  • Possession of Marihuana Resin,
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X2,
  • Possession of Prohibited weapons X4,
  • Possession of Schedule I (Percocet),
  • Possession of Schedule I (Hydromorphone).

Zaparniuk remains in custody pending a bail hearing later this week.

Amanda Lang – 25 years old of Dryden is charged with

  • Possession of Schedule I (Hydromorphone),
  • Possession of Schedule I (Methamphetamine).

Lang was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions. She will appear in court on April 30th, 2017 in Dryden.

The Dryden Police Services encourages the public to report drug trafficking to the Dryden Police Service or Crime Stoppers

Source: Dryden Police Service

Source: OPP

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