Three Haliburton County residents charged in theft and drug ring
Three Haliburton County residents have been arrested and charged by Haliburton Highlands OPP as part of an investigation into a theft and drug ring.
A Nov. 1 press release from the Haliburton Highlands OPP says detectives in the community street crime unit are currently investigating a number of suspects in a multi-jurisdictional theft and drug operation.
According to the release, “police have been piecing together information regarding thefts and drugs connecting Haliburton County, Muskoka and Bancroft areas,” since September 2019.
“To date, officers have recovered skid steers, trailers, boats and snowmobiles among other items,” as part of the ongoing investigation, says the release.
Both a 38-year-old Minden Hills resident and 28-year-old Minden Hills resident were arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon; possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and three counts of possession of controlled substances – two counts of codeine, and one of cocaine.
A 42-year-old Dysart et al resident was arrested and charged with four counts of theft over $5,000; two counts of theft under $5,000; possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).
The three accused will be making separate appearances in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay.
If you have information on these thefts or suspects please contact the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the OPP at (705) 286-1431, the Provincial Communication Centre at (888) 310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 with your information. You may submit a tip online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca.