FRAUD, A FIREARM, DRUG TRAFFICKING AND ASSAULT POLICE
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(RED LAKE, ON) –  A male suspect was arrested after being found intoxicated and causing a disturbance at a residence in Red Lake overnight.

30-year-old Shawn William Thompson of Red Lake is alleged to have breached his bail condition of not consuming alcohol or substances banned under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)

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Thompson appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning via telephone from the Red Lake OPP detachment to answer to the new charge of:

  • Failure to comply with bail conditions

He has the following outstanding charges from a previous incident:

  • Possession of a stolen credit card
  • Fraud
  • Possession of a firearm
  • Possession of ammunition
  • Assault police
  • Failure to comply with bail

Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Denette Maslach was presiding, along with Crown Attorney Derrick Silvestro and duty counsel lawyer Stella.

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The Crown indicates that this is a reverse onus situation, as Thompson was already released on bail and is alleged to have violated his bail conditions. A reverse onus situation is when the accused has to show to the court why they should be released.

The Crown states that they have concerns on all three grounds regarding his release and that he is opposed to releasing Thompson.

The three grounds are primary, secondary, and tertiary. The primary grounds tells us that the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to return to court is unlikely. When the Crown states a secondary ground concern, that means they believe the likelihood of the accused to re-offend, become a public safety concern, or that they will interfere with the administration of justice is substantial. Tertiary grounds means the Crown believes if the accused were to be released, that the public might lose faith in the administration of justice.

Further, the Crown requests a no-contact order against Thompson in relation to one person.

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Duty counsel requests the matter be put over until Monday, November 19th so the accused can obtain proper counsel and attempt to craft a bail plan.

Thompson is ordered not to contact the named person the Crown requested, as well as to remain in jail until at least Monday, where he will have another crack at being released.

HISTORY ON THOMPSON

April 2008 Foleyet OPP responded to a call for service after reports came in of a single vehicle collision.

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A small amount of Marijuana along with in excess of 350 tabs that were suspected to be ecstasy was seized by police from the occupants after investigative observations.

Police estimated the street value of the drugs to be around $3,500.

Not only the narcotics, but a quantity of suspected contraband cigarettes were also located and seized by police. The incident occurred on Friday, April 4th, 2009 around 12:18 pm on Highway 101 in Muskego Township, which is west of Timmins, ON.

Frederick Lemire, then 29-years-old along with Shawn Thompson, then 19-years-old, both of  Red Lake were arrested and charged with:

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  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (ecstasy)

Both men were released on a recognizance and had a court date in Chapleau, Ontario on June 18th, 2008 to answer to the charges.

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