Local man busted for drugs, weapons, stolen property

OPP press release:

opp-cruiserDrug warrant executed at Mississippi Mills residence

(Township of Mississippi Mills, Ontario) – On Thursday November 17th, 2016 members of the Ontario Provincial Police Drug Enforcement Unit, O.P.P. Tactics and Rescue Unit, Emergency Response Team and members of the Lanark County O.P.P. Detachment executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant at a residence located on Ramsay 4A, Mississippi Mills Township.

A summary of the items seized:

  • in excess of two pounds of marijuana
  • shotgun ammunition
  • pieces of a dismantled shotgun, one flare gun and a pellet gun
  • recovered stolen property (snowmobile, line trimmer, outboard boat motor and Honda generator)
  • drug trafficking paraphernalia

The following charges were laid against 51-year-old John Porteous of Carleton Place:

  • Possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of Trafficking- under 3 kg
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – in Canada

The accused was released from custody on a Promise To Appear and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice-Perth on January 9th, 2017 ramsay

Contact:

OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau Drug Enforcement Unit – Ottawa
A/D/S/Sgt Chris Dobler
(613) 596-4057
East Region Media Relations
A/Sgt. Angie Atkinson
(613) 285-2750