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Police seize drugs, cash, gun and arrest seven in Pembroke raid

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Seven people were arrested and are facing multiple drug-related charges following a raid by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on a Pembroke residence last week.

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On Friday July 29, just after 1 p.m. officers from the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) with assistance from the Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act Warrant on a Mary Street residence in the city.

Police report seizing a large quantity of suspected cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine. They also located cash and a handgun during the search.

Seven people were arrested and charged with multiple offences.

Brandon Brownlee, 26, from North Algona-Wilberforce Township, Joanne Reis, 60, of Pembroke, Jessica Dumont, 32, of Pembroke, Jevoi Sangster, 18, of Scarborough, Timothy Williams, 18, of Scarborough, and a 17-year-old youth from Scarborough have been charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm and possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm knowing the serial number was tampered with.

In addition, Brownlee was charged with failure to comply with undertaking. Sangster has been charged with two counts of failure to comply with a release order and Reis was charged with one count of failure to comply with a release order.

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Benjamin Leclaire, 26, of Pembroke was charged with methamphetamine possession for the purpose of trafficking, opioid (other than heroin) possession for the purpose of trafficking, and failing to comply with a probation order.

The name of the youth cannot be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Youth Division in Pembroke on Sept. 15, 2022.

Reis was held for a bail hearing and remains in custody until the next appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke.

The other accused were released from custody and scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on Sept. 6, 2022.

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