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Complaint leads to drug bust in Georgian Bay Township

Police responded to 'threatening complaint' at strip mall on Lone Pine Road
OPP Drug and Cash Seizure
Photo provided by Southern Georgian Bay OPP
GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP, ON — On June 23, 2020, at 2:49 p.m. members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a threatening complaint at the gas and convenience store strip mall parking lot on Lone Pine Road, Georgian Bay Township. Attending officers commenced an investigation into the complaint upon arrival which led them to speak with a person found within a 26-foot camper trailer and pickup truck combination parked in the parking lot.

Through investigation, a quantity of street drugs and drug paraphernalia were located in the pickup truck leading to the arrest of an occupant of the trailer. Investigators with the assistance of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) attached to the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment through investigation learned that the camper trailer was stolen and a total of $7,045.00 of Canadian currency along with over 450 Methamphetamine tablets and Cocaine was seized from within the pickup truck.

Charged in connection to this investigation is Raymond Duncan Romain 45 years of Rayside-Balfour Ontario with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine (two counts), contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

And further:

  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 - in Canada
  • Failure to comply with release order - other than to attend court (two counts), Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was held in custody to appear before a video bail hearing and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland at a future date.

Anyone who may have further information about this incident or involved persons is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka www.crimestopperssdm.comTwitterFacebook