Sioux Lookout: OPP charges two people with drug trafficking offenses

LOOK SIOUX – Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police have charged two people with drug trafficking offenses following an investigation.

On July 15, 2020, officers from the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Regional Organized Crime Enforcement Office (OCEB) executed a warrant. under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) at a residence on the west end of Queen Street in Sioux Lookout.

As a result of this investigation, police located and seized suspected illicit substances, including fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine crystals and suboxone with an estimated market value of approximately $ 12,000, as well as approximately 1 $ 200 in Canadian currency.

As a result of the investigation, Quirino “John John” AGUSTIN, a 41-year-old man, and Kariya TAYLOR, a 22-year-old woman, both from Sioux Lookout, were arrested and charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a substance listed in Schedule I for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to section 5 (2) of the CDSA – six counts,
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance contrary to section 4 (1) of the CDSA – one count,
  • Possession of proceeds of criminal property under $ 5,000, contrary to Criminal Code of Canada, section 354 (1) (a) – two counts.

Also as a result of this investigation, Jason WILSON, 49, of Sioux Lookout, was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance, contrary to section 4 (1) of the CDSA – four counts.

All of the accused have been released on recognizance and will appear in Sioux Lookout Ontario Court of Justice on August 25, 2020 to answer these charges.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

Signs of illegal drug trafficking activity

If a property is being used for illegal activity, you might notice some common signs.

Seeing any of these signs doesn’t always mean illegal activity is taking place, but if they happen often or together, there may be a problem.

Here are some common signs of illegal activity:

  • frequent visitors at all hours of the day and night
  • frequent activity in the late evening
  • extended home security
  • rarely seen, distant or secret residents
  • blackened windows or curtains always drawn
  • neglected property and yard
  • repeat visitors to the property who only go to the door for a short period of time
  • residents who regularly encounter vehicles near the property for a short period of time
  • strange smells coming from the house or garbage
  • garbage containing many bottles and containers, especially chemical containers
  • drop off garbage in a neighbor’s collection area

If there is a suspicious property in your neighborhood, do not investigate it or approach its residents. You can safely and confidentially report suspicious property to the Ontario Provincial Police.

If you have any information about smuggling methamphetamine or other illicit drugs in Sioux Lookout, call the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $ 2,000. You can also declare online at http://www.p3tips.com/273.

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