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Penetanguishene man faces multiple charges after Orillia traffic stop

Orillia OPP arrest trio of suspects; Police seized brass knuckles, break and enter tools, crack cocaine, OxyContin, meth, cash and other items consistent with drug trafficking
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ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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ORILLIA – The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged 3 people after a traffic stop led to drug investigation in the City of Orillia.  

On April 29, 2020 the Orillia OPP conducted a traffic stop on West Street South in Orillia. During the traffic stop police discovered the driver had two (2) warrants for her arrest in another city.   

A search incident to arrest police discovered a pair of brass knuckles, break and enter tools, crack cocaine, OxyContin, methamphetamine, cash and other items consistent with drug trafficking. Two passengers of the vehicle were also arrested upon discovery of these items.  

Police arrested and charged Bonnie Ash, age 29, of Barrie with:    

  • Obstruct Peace Officer contrary to Section 129(a) of the Criminal Code;  
  • Four counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;  
  • Possession of Break-in Instruments contrary to Section 351(1) of the Criminal Code;  
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to Section 88 of the Criminal Code;  
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon contrary to Section 91(2) of the Criminal Code; 
  • Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing There was a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon contrary to Section 94 of the Criminal Code;  
  • Three counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and  
  • Two counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of Trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.    

The suspect was remanded to May 1, 2020 for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice, Barrie.  

Edward Harrod, age 25, of Barrie with:    

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon contrary to Section 90 of the Criminal Code; 
  • Four counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code; 
  • Possession of Break-in Instruments contrary to Section 351(1) of the Criminal Code;  
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to Section 88 of the Criminal Code;  
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon contrary to Section 91(2) of the Criminal Code;  
  • Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing There was a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon contrary to Section 94 of the Criminal Code; 
  • Three counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and 
  • Two counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of Trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  

The suspect was remanded to May 1, 2020 for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice, Barrie.    

Cody Verechaka, age 29, of Penetanguishene with:    

  • Two counts of Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order, contrary to Section 117.01 of the Criminal Code;  
  • Breach of Probation contrary to Section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code;  
  • Four counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;  
  • Possession of Break-in Instruments contrary to Section 351(1) of the Criminal Code; 
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to Section 88 of the Criminal Code; 
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon contrary to Section 91(2) of the Criminal Code;  
  • Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing There was a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon contrary to Section 94 of the Criminal Code;  
  • Three counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and  
  • Two counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of Trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.   

The suspect was released to a surety and set to appear next on July 7, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.  

The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. 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.  

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