OPP Police Press Releases South Bruce Peninsula

Jeffrey Parkes Facing 25 Charges – Caught On Video

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – One individual is facing 25 charges when a property owner called the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to report seeing a suspicious vehicle on their seasonal property through their video surveillance.

On March 6, 2025, at 3:19 a.m., a property owner called the Grey Bruce OPP to report a vehicle parked in the laneway of their vacant seasonal property on Davidson Drive in South Bruce Peninsula.

Police attended and located the driver in the driver’s seat of an idling vehicle. The driver appeared to be asleep. Officers woke the driver and while the officers were speaking to the driver; the driver was displaying signs of impairment. The driver was arrested and transported to the Saugeen Shores Police Detachment for further tests by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). During a search of the vehicle OPP officers seized a large quantity of suspected fentanyl, suspected methamphetamine, suspected cocaine, a firearm and a large quantity of money. Approximately street value of the drugs is $70,000.

Jeffrey Parkes, 31-year-old of no fixed address was charged with:

·      Operation while impaired

·      Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Cocaine) X3

·      Possession of property obtained by crime Over $5000

·      Possession of property obtained by crime Under $5000

·      Knowledge of Unauthorized possession of a firearm

·      Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a Firearm

·      Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammo

·      Breach of firearms regulation – transport firearm or restricted weapon

·      Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with

·      Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order X8

·      Fail to comply with Probation Order X2

·      Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose X3

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

The Grey Bruce OPP is reminding everyone to report suspicious activity to police. We would rather prevent a crime than have to deal with the consequences of crime.