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Midland pair face drug trafficking charges

Police investigation also results in stolen property charges
1dec21 seizure

An investigation has resulted in drug trafficking and possession of stolen property charges for two suspects in Midland. Officers from the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police with members of the Community Street Crime Unit and the Emergency Response Team conducted a traffic stop and executed warrants at three residences in the Town of Midland on December 1, 2021. Officers seized a large quantity of cocaine and other items and charged two individuals with multiple related charges.

As a result of the investigation, the following was seized:

  • 197.5 grams of cocaine
  • 2 digital scales, 3 cell phones, packaging material and a drug press
  • $300 in currency

Ethan Marstars, 22 years of Midland and Lucas Smith, 22 years of Midland have been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of property obtained by crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused parties were arrested and released from custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

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