(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Have you ever accidentally texted the wrong phone number and said something that made your cheeks blush? Well, a Greenstone man ended up behind bars after his slip.
An officer with the Greenstone detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received a text from a local number which was inquiring about whether he wanted to purchase some suboxone. This action sparked an investigation into suboxone trafficking in the area.
As a result of that investigation, 28-year-old Luke Chapais has been arrested and charged. Those charges are:
- Drug trafficking (suboxone).
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (suboxone).
He appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse (A.K.A. “The In and Out Day Spa”) courtroom this morning in front of His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio. Also working the courtroom this morning was Federal Crown Attorney Misbah Haque and the very talented criminal defence lawyer Robert Habjan who was acting as duty counsel.
The Crown and duty counsel spoke discussed this incident before court in private and it was determined that Chapais will be detained in custody until at least Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, at his own request. This date was chosen as Chapais has outstanding criminal matters already working their way through court and that is the next date that those matters will be heard.
The Justice of the Peace orders Chapais to remain in jail until his next court appearance on Monday which will be conducted via video link from the Thunder Bay District Jail (A.K.A. “The Algoma Bed & Breakfast”).
Chapais is escorted back to the holding cell that the Greenstone OPP have been keeping for him. He will wait there until prisoner transport comes to take him to the overcrowded and understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail.
Suboxone is a member of the opiate family and is designed to reduce substance abuse amongst opiate users. It contains naloxone which causes addicts to not be able to get high off opiates as easily. If you are not addicted to opiates and use suboxone, it gets you high.