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Kenora drug deal interrupted by observant officers

By Adam Riley Mar 18, 2024 | 6:00 AM

Ontario Provincial Police in Kenora are patting themselves on the back following some solid street observation skills by members of its Community Street Crime Unit.

Just after 2 p.m. Friday officers were able to witness a drug transaction between two people, near the court house on Water Street.

Following the arrest a search resulted in the seizure of several hundred Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) tablets, multiple Percocet tablets, and individually packaged methamphetamine.

Total value of the seized drugs are an estimated $15,000.

Additionally a large, but undisclosed, amount of Canadian currency was also seized.

A 34-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man, both from Kenora, have been charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking- 3 Counts
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000

The woman also faces a charge of:

  • Trafficking in Schedule I substance

One of the accused was expected to appear in court Sunday for a bail hearing, the other was released and is slated to appear for a bail hearing on April 11th.