Additional charges laid in Bancroft drug bust

As The Current reported recently, on August 15, 2019, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) for Bancroft, Centre Hastings and Quinte West and the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Tactics & Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a search warrant at a home on Woodview Lane, as well as a vehicle in Bancroft. They seized a quantity of illegal drugs (Crystal Meth), prescribed drugs (Percoset), other illegal drugs and drug trafficking paraphernalia, cell phones, firearms with ammunition, an imitation gun and explosive devices. Today, the OPP have updated their list of charges. The updated list is below with additional charges shown in italics.

Investigators have arrested and charged seven people under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and under the Criminal Code (CC) of Canada.

Justin SLEEPER, 26 years old of Bancroft, Ontario.

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule I (Methamphetamine, morphine, codeine, and cocaine) – 5(2) CDSA  – four counts
  • Unauthorized Possession of a firearm  – 91(1) CC  – two counts
  • Careless Storage of a firearm – 86(1) CC – two counts
  • Possession of a loaded Prohibited firearm – 95(a) CC
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition readily available – 95(b) CC
  • Possession of a stolen firearm  – 96(a) CC
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose – 88 CC – three counts
  • Possession of explosives with intent to endanger life – 81(1)(di) CC
  • Break and enter-steal a firearm – 98(1)(b)CC
  • Trafficking a firearm  – 99 CC
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime – 354(1)(a)
  • Fail to Comply with his Recognizance – 145(3) – three counts

Cody SLEEPER, 20 years old of Bancroft, Ontario.

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule I (Methamphetamine, morphine, codeine, and cocaine) – 5(2) CDSA – four counts
  • Unauthorized Possession of a firearm – 91(1) CC – two counts
  • Careless Storage of a firearm – 86(1) CC – two counts
  • Possession of a loaded Prohibited firearm  – 95(a) CC
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition readily available  – 95(b) CC
  • Possession of a stolen firearm – 96(a) CC
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose – 88 CC – three counts
  • Possession of explosives with intent to endanger life  – 81(1)(di) CC
  • Break and enter – steal a firearm – 98(1)(b) CC
  • Trafficking a firearm  – 99 CC

Richard BOWRAN, 54 years old, of Bancroft, Ontario.

  • Possession for purpose of trafficking Schedule I (methamphetamine, codeine, morphine)  – 5(2) CDSA – three counts
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm – 95(a) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition readily available – 95(b) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm – 91(1) CC – two counts
  • Careless storage of a firearm – 86(1) CC – two counts
  • Possession of a stolen firearm – 96(a) CC
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose – 88 CC – three counts
  • Possession of a substance with intent to endanger life – 81(1)(di) CC
  • Possession of a firearm while on prohibition – 117.01(1) CC

Lacey KING, 30 years old from Bancroft, Ontario

  • Possession for purpose of trafficking Schedule I (methamphetamine)  – 5(2)  CDSA
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm – 95(a) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition readily available  – 95(b) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm  – 91(1) CC – two counts
  • Careless storage of a firearm – 86(1) CC – two counts
  • Possession of a stolen firearm – 96(a) CC
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose – 88 CC – three counts
  • Possession of a substance with intent to endanger life  – 81(1)(di) CC

Rosealie BARNES, 23 years old of Faraday Township, Ontario

  • Possession for purpose of trafficking Schedule I (methamphetamine)  – 5(2) CDSA
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition readily available  – 95(b) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm – 91(1) CC – two counts
  • Careless storage of a firearm – 86(1) CC – two counts
  • Possession of a stolen firearm – 96(a) CC
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose – 88 CC – three counts
  • Possession of a substance with intent to endanger life – 81(1)(di) CC

Shayne MENARD, 49 years old of Faraday Township, Ontario

  • Possession for purpose of trafficking Schedule I (methamphetamine, cocaine, morphine, Codeine) – 5(2) CDSA – four counts
  • Fail to comply with an undertaking – 145(5.1) CC
  • Fail to comply with probation order – 733.1(1) CC – two counts

Amanda HUDSON, 30 years old of Bancroft, Ontario

  • Possession for purpose of trafficking Schedule I (methamphetamine, cocaine, morphine, Codeine) – 5(2) CDSA – four counts

BOWRAN was released on a promise to appear and the other six accused were held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice.

The investigation is continuing.

 

Dickson,B. OPP East Region (2019,Aug.19) Update – Search Warrant in Bancroft – additional charges laid [media release]

 

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