Drug Investigations Lead to Arrests

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The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit and Crime Suppression Unit had been conducting investigations into drug distribution in Sault Ste. Marie and area. As a result of those investigations search warrants were executed at several locations in Sault Ste. Marie.

On April 26th, 2019 officers with the Drug Enforcement Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, Canine Unit, Patrol Services, the Community Oriented Response Team and the Break and Enter Unit arrested 49 year old Shawn Kukelka of Forest Avenue.

The following items were located:

  • .22 Calibre Semi-Automatic Long Gun
  • .22 Calibre Bolt Action Long Gun
  • Handheld Stun Gun
  • 4 rounds of .22 Calibre ammunition
  • A quantity of cash
  • 35 Morphine Pills
  • 100 Fentanyl Capsules
  • 36 Oxycodone Pills
  • 18 Buprenorphine
  • 442 Vyvanse Capsules
  • 120 Biphentin Capsules

The value of the drugs seized is valued at approximately $14,320.

Shawn Kukelka is charged with;

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x6
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x5
  • Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm x2
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Knowingly Possessing an Unauthorized Firearm x2
  • Knowingly Possessing an Unauthorized Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order x3
  • Possession of Property obtained by Crime.

On April 28th, April 2019, officers with the Drug Enforcement Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, and Patrol Services arrested two individuals form Northwestern Ontario and seized a quantity of cash and approximately 262.32 grams of cocaine, valued at approximately $26,000.

On April 30th, 2019 officers with the Drug Enforcement Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, Canine Unit and Emergency Services Unit arrested:

  • Cody Cuthbertson of Cambridge Place
  • Barry Tennant of Cambridge Place
  • Zoe Williamson of Albert Street East
  • Jovaugh Douglas-Edwards of Sunrise Ridge Stouffville, Ontario
  • Handel Hippolyte of Wilson Street, Toronto, Ontario
  • Shamar Thomas of Misty Hill Trail, Scarbourough , Ontario.

The following items were located:

  • Approximately 77.42g of Fentanyl
  • Approximately 16.03g of crack cocaine
  • Approximately 7g of methamphetamine
  • Approximately 55.97 g cocaine powder
  • Approximately 11.28g heroin
  • 4 Morphine capsules
  • A quantity of cash
  • 2 prohibited weapons
  • A quantity of ammuntion

The value of the drugs seized is approximately $52,362

Cody Cuthbertson is charged with;

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x3
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x2
  • Possession of a Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order x3
  • Zoe Williamson is charged with:
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x3
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x2.

Barry Tennant is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Jovaugh Douglas-Edwards is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Handel Hippolyte is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2.

Shamar Thomas is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and resist arrest.

All of the individuals arrested were sent to bail court.

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