Fatal Overdose Results in Numerous Charges Laid

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(ECHO BAY, ON) – On February 2, 2020, members from the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Algoma Ambulance Service responded to a residence in Echo Bay regarding two persons in distress.

Officers arrived at the scene and located a 41-year-old person deceased inside the residence. As a result, an investigation was initiated by members of the Sault Ste. Marie Crime Unit under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

On February 12, 2020 members from the Sault Ste. Marie Crime Unit, North East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and CIB executed a search warrant on three separate locations within the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

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As a result of the death investigation and the search warrant, Stephen WARD, 33-years-old, from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario has been arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) – four counts;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – other drug, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA – three counts;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – methamphetamine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA – two counts;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Fail to comply with probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code (CC) – two counts;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 – in Canada, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC – two counts;
  • Fail to comply with recognizance, contrary to section 145(3) of the CC – three counts;
  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a probation order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the CC;
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance – Opioid (other than heroine), contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA – two counts;
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 – in Canada, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – methylenedioxyamphetamine (ecstasy), contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA;
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the CC; and,
  • Breach of firearms regulation – store firearm or restricted weapon, contrary to section 86(2) of the CC.

Officers seized quantities of suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and fentanyl. Officers also seized approximately $7,100 in Canadian and American currency.

The accused appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice for a bail hearing on February 13, 2020 in Sault Ste. Marie and was remanded into custody.

Source: OPP

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3 Replies to “Fatal Overdose Results in Numerous Charges Laid”

    1. Why bother? It would be an exercise in futility.

      Cops charge, judges discharge.

      Cops can’t win with gutless, rubber stamp” , “revolving door” law practicing judges and JPs.

      As Oneperson wisely points out below, our judicial system is hugely imbalanced to coddle criminals of all types. There is very little punishment involved. Lectures, warnings and enough paperwork to justify lawyers. And, with Gladue, the scales of justice are even more tilted in favour of the social demographic that commits the vast majority of and most violent crimes.

      Due to Canada’s lax judicial system, criminals of all types are drawn to the country like flies to a bucket of shit and our Liberal govt welcomes them with open arms, largely unvetted.

      We will not see true justice until the present f*cked up, Liberal designed and driven “justice” system is dismantled and a true justice system restored.

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  1. It is galling the norm appears to be these criminals and their charges are now being addressed with ‘paper efforts’
    WHY are ppl who qualify for CRIMINAL charges, especially, those that cause physical harm to others, that are repeat offenders, who are repeat incarcerated, amongst other qualifiers, seemingly routinely addressed with only PAPERWORK?
    Why dies this person even GET a fkg “bail hearing”?! :/

    Apparently the judicial system is inadequate, overly burdened. burdensome, secretive and liberally managed with APPOINTED liberal minded.

    Hence….
    Canada NEVER builds more prisons bc, AGAIN….the liberal legal powers ( lawyers and judges mainly), subscribe to the belief, ALL low life should ONLY be addressed with “rehabilitative” efforts!!!
    Imagine THAT! LOOK how well it works!!!

    Cant possibly have worthwhile PUNISHMENT phase to enhance that horrific “rehabilitative” arm of the LAW!

    Our country is a real joke of leniency No wonder foreigners do anything to get in and do anything once here…..

    Sickening and demeaning to good ppl, who have long felt ignored, shamed and mistreated by social engineers and arrogance

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