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Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service with the assistance of the OPP Tactical Response Unit, execute search warrant and dismantle illegal marihuana grow operation with an estimated street value over $300,000.00

Community Safety Sep 13 / 2018

(Wiikwemkoong, ON) – In the early morning hours of September 12, 2018 Members of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service in cooperation with the Ontario Provincial Police Tactical Response Unit, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Search Warrant on a residence in the rural areas of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory and dismantled an illegal outdoor Marihuana grow operation after receiving anonymous information identifying its size and location.

As a result of the Investigation and collected information, Officers have seized over 200 Marihuana plants (of varying size) and the items associated to offences related to the manufacturing and cultivation of cannabis marihuana. Each plant has the potential to produce approximately $1000 of cannabis marihuana. In addition, there was a quantity of cannabis oil and dried plant that were seized, including firearms and ammunitions. The total estimated street value of the seized drugs is valued over $300,000.

As a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant has been issued for David Bradley SHAWANDA (38) of Wikwemikong who has been charged with the following:

  • CC 244.2(1)(a) Discharge a Firearm into or at a place in a Reckless Manner,
  • CDSA 7(1) Produce a Schedule II Substance – (cannabis marihuana)
  • CDSA 5(2) Possession of a Schedule II Substance for the purpose of Trafficking -over 3 kg
  • CDSA 7(1) Produce a Schedule II Substance (other than marihuana)
  • CDSA 5(2) Possession of a Schedule II Substance for the purpose of Trafficking -over 3 kg
  • CC 91(1) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • CC 86(1) Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition

The public is reminded that SHAWANDA should not be approached and anyone with regarding his whereabouts are asked to contact the WikwemikongTribal Police Service at (705) 859-3141, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).