CRYSTAL METH BUST WITH A SIDE OF IDENTITY FRAUD

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(FORT FRANCES, ON) โ€“ย Appearing by telephone from the Fort Frances Ontario Provincial Police Detachments in courtroom 104 for bail this morning is 22-year-old, John Gilbert Perrault. Presiding is Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon, with federal crown attorney Alec Hardiejowski, provincial crown attorney Adriana Nigro, and duty counsel Lianne Roberge.

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Perrault is quiet and short with his responses, he doesnโ€™t seem attentive or at least taking a bit to think before responding.

Perrault is charged with:

  • Possess of a controlled substance (crystal meth)
  • Obstruct Police by giving a false name
  • Failure to comply with bail conditions: do not possess drugs or intoxicating substances without a prescription

Perrault was already going through court on previous charges, those charges are:

  • Identify fraud
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Failure to comply with bail conditions: curfew
  • Failure to attend court x2
  • Possession of a controlled substance

The federal crown attorney states this is a reverse onus situation, meaning that the accused needs to show why they should be released. The crown elaborates by pointing to Perraultโ€™s 4 failure to comply with bail conditions, a failure to appear, and a very extensive criminal record.

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The provincial crown agrees with the federal crown, that Perreault should not be released.

Perrault is remanded into custody on consent for a May 22nd,2018 court appearance in Fort Frances.

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