(BEARDMORE, ON) – Some of the hardest working police officers in the region are those at the Greenstone detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. They have busted 3 more perps and slammed them down with drug trafficking charges among other offences. A search warrant was executed on a home in Beardmore.
On November 8th, 2019, the Greenstone OPP arrested 30-year-old Trisha Wabason, 30-year-old Rebekkah Morency, and 38-year-old Travis Jackson of Winnipeg, Manitoba after discovering a smorgasbord of drugs and weapons. The amount of cocaine and meth was very substantial. Morency was convicted previously for trafficking meth.
The tripped out trio appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via video link while in police custody at the Greenstone OPP detachment. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Federal Crown Attorney Misbah Haque, Provincial Crown Attorney Manon Arbour, duty counsel lawyer Justin Mcconnell and law student Blanco is also present on behalf of criminal defence lawyer David Pierce.
Police seized a quantity of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, magic mushrooms and xanax. Further, they also found some weapons which included a modified table leg, mini bat and a pick-axe which are believed to have been used for drug trafficking enforcement. The trappin’ trio were charged with:
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (heroin).
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (meth).
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (xanax).
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (magic mushrooms).
- Possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace (modified table leg).
- Possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace (mini bat).
- Possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace (pick-axe).
Jackson is facing further charges of:
- Possessing a prohibited weapon contrary to a court order.
- Breaching a probation order made on November 3rd, 2017 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour) (Winnipeg courthouse).
- Breaching bail conditions (no to possess/consume drugs).
Jackson was also further charged for an incident stemming from September 18th, 2019 in which numerous vehicle were burned at at towing company located at 128 Queen Street. Those charges are:
- Breaching a probation order made in Winnipeg on November 3 2017 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
Jackson was further charged for an incident on October 16th 2019. Those charges are:
- Possession of cocaine.
- Breaching probation order made in Winnipeg on November 3rd, 2017 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
Federal Crown Attorney Misbah Haque states that Jackson is in a reverse-onus situation meaning that he will have to show the courts why he should be released. Court hears concerns regarding his release are on the secondary and tertiary grounds. Secondary ground concerns means that the Crown believes there is a substantial risk of the accused to either re-offend or become a public safety concern should they be released. Tertiary ground concerns means that the Crown believes the public may lose confidence in the administration of justice should the accused be released.
Blanco requests that Jackson return to court on November 19th so that his lawyer, David Pierce can begin working on the case.
Drug trafficking charges means that you are automatically in a reverse-onus situation and that you have to show the courts why you should be released. All three have been ordered held in custody. Morency and Wabason are scheduled to appear in a Thunder Bay courtroom on November 13th to have a swing at being released while Jackson is scheduled for November 19th.
All three will be shipped to jails in Thunder Bay to await their impending release.
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