$73,000 Drug Bust In Ripley - RUSSELL

Source: Area OPP
Date: Sun May 10 03:32:16 MST 2020

(RIPLEY, ON) - On May 7, 2020, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit and South Bruce OPP officers executed a Search Warrant at a property along James Street in Ripley.

As a result of the execution of the search warrant, police seized a quantity of Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Ketamine, Oxycodone, Psilocybin, Benzodiazepine, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), Dextroamphetamine, Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts), Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), Cannabis Marijuana, Cannabis Shatter and Cannabis Edibles. The estimated value of the seized controlled substances is $73,416.

Police also seized offence related property including a quantity of Canadian currency, digital scales, cell phones, debt lists, packaging material, a Savage Model 65 non-restricted rifle and a stolen Ruger Blackhawk 357 handgun.

Keegan RUSSELL, 20-years-old, of Huron-Kinloss Township was charged with:
Possession of Cocaine for the purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Methamphetamine for the purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Ketamine for the purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Oxycodone for the purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Psilocybin for the purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Benzodiazepine for the purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) for the purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Dextroamphetamine for the purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts) for the purpose of Trafficking
Possession of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm
Unauthorized Possession of a Non-Restricted Firearm
2 Counts of Contravening Firearms Storage Regulations
Possession of Weapon Obtained by Crime
Possession of Cannabis for the purpose of Distributing
Possession of Cannabis for the purpose of Selling

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on August 5, 2020 to answer to the charges.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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