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$18,000 Wingham Drug Bust – WARD & WHEELER

(NORTH HURON, ON) – An investigation conducted by the Huron-Perth Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU), West Grey Police Service, Huron OPP, and OPP West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) resulted in a traffic stop and the seizure of illegal drugs, cash, a prohibited weapon, and offence-related property with a total value exceeding $18,000.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at approximately 8:20 p.m. a vehicle was stopped on Josephine Street in Wingham, Township of North Huron. 

As a result of the traffic stop, police seized a prohibited knife, ammunition, and Canadian currency. Police also seized a quantity of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine.

The combined estimated value of the seized drugs is $13,480.00.

The combined estimated value of the seized property is $1,760.00.

Canadian currency seized is $2,790.00.

Christopher WARD, 38 years of age from Wingham has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of ammunition contrary to a Prohibition Order
  • Possession of a Weapon contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Unauthorized possession of weapon – (spring-loaded knife)

The accused was processed, held for a bail hearing, then later released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for April 24th, 2023, in the Goderich Ontario Court of Justice.

Dana WHEELER, 42 years of age from Durham has been charged with: 

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

The accused was processed, held for a bail hearing, and later remanded into custody with a court appearance scheduled for April 24th, 2023, in the Goderich Ontario Court of Justice.

Any person with information regarding this incident or any other incident is asked to contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. 

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