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Drug Bust At RIDE

(Kirkland Lake, ON) – The Kirkland Lake Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged three people with drug related offences.

On April 14, 2024, a vehicle entered a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program in the Town of Kirkland Lake. Members of the Kirkland Lake OPP determined one of the occupants was wanted on an outstanding warrant.  

As a result of the investigation, police located and seized drugs suspected to be fentanyl, methamphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and drug paraphernalia with an approximate street value of $6,320.00.

As a result of the investigation, Karen PICHE, 41-years-old, of Senneterre, Quebec was charged with:        

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

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

–      Possession of a Schedule III substance

–      Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court

–      Fail to comply with probation order – three counts

Jean Francois BARIL-LANDRY, 38-years-old, of Senneterre, Quebec 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

–      Fail to comply with probation order – two counts

Nathaniel AUMOND, 36-years-old, of Amos, Quebec was charged with:

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

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

–      Fail to surrender insurance card

Jean Francois BARIL-LANDRY and Nathaniel AUMOND have been released and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on May 30, 2024.

Kim PICHE was held for a bail hearing and remanded into custody.