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$80,000 Meth Bust

(Kirkland Lake, ON) – An early morning search warrant at a residence in Kirkland Lake leads to charges.

On April 18, 2024, members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Kirkland Lake OPP, OPP Tactical Response Unit (TRU) and the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a search warrant at a residence on McCamus Avenue in the Town of Kirkland Lake.

A search of the residence led to the seizure of cellular phones and drugs suspected to be fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $80,000.

As a result of the investigation:

Jessica BENSON, 38-years-old, of Kirkland Lake was charged with:        

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking-opioid

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine

Melissa BURNSIDE, 39-years-old, of Kirkland Lake was charged with:

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking-opioid

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine

Jody MULVIHILL, 49-years-old, of Kirkland Lake was charged with:

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking-opioid

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine

The accused persons were held for a bail hearing and remanded into custody. They are scheduled to re-appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on April 24, 2024.