27 POUNDS OF WEED & 8 POUNDS OF MUSHROOMS BUSTED

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(MANITOUWADGE, ON) – On November 18, 2018 at approximately 1:45 p.m. an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Manitouwadge detachment was on patrol on Highway 17 near Highway 614 when he observed a motor vehicle stuck in the snow on a service road on the south side of the highway.

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After speaking to the single male driver and further investigation, the officer located 10.25kg (27.6lbs) of cannabis marijuana bud, 3.9kg (8.6lbs) Psilocybin Mushrooms, and a large sum of cash which is to be forwarded to the OPP Asset Forfeiture Unit for consultation and totaling of cash.

The male, 35-year-old Casey Dean Bigg, from Kamloops, BC was arrested and charged for the following

  • Cannabis Act sec. 10(2), Possessing Cannabis for the purpose of selling.
  • Controlled Drugs and Substances Act sec. 5(2), Possession of a schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking (Psilocybin Mushroom).
  • Criminal Code sec. 354(1)(a), Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000.

He is being held for a video bail hearing in Marathon on November 19, 2018.

Source: OPP

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