Cocaine and Crack Border Bust in Fort Frances


(FORT FRANCES , ON) โ€“ On May 4, 2019 at approximately 7:37 PM, members of the Fort Frances Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Fort Frances Port of Entry contacted the Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communication Centre to report that they had a male in custody for drug offences.


Members of the Rainy River District OPP attended the Port of Entry and worked collaboratively with CBSA officers into the drug investigation.

As a result of the investigation, Lynn MACDONALD, 23 years of age, of New London, Wisconsin, U.S.A. has been charged with the following offences contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA):

  1. Import Schedule I Substance โ€“ Cocaine โ€“ contrary to section 6(1),
  2. Possession of Schedule I Substance โ€“ Cocaine โ€“ contrary to section 4(1),
  3. Possession of Schedule I Substance โ€“ Crack Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1),
  4. Possession of Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking โ€“ cocaine, contrary to section 5(2),
  5. Importation of anything for use in / production of anything for use in producing of / trafficking in Schedule I substance contrary to section 7.1(1).

He has further been charged with:

  1. Possession of Illicit Cannabis, contrary to section 8(1)(b) of the Cannabis Act.

The accused was released on a Recognizance and is scheduled to attend court at the Fort Frances Ontario Court of Justice on June 10, 2019.


For further information about the events leading up to the interception of the suspected narcotics, and the arrest of the traveller, please contact the CBSAย North Central Communications at 613-998-2000.

Source: OPP


4 Replies to “Cocaine and Crack Border Bust in Fort Frances”

  1. Lucky for him that he was nabbed in Canada. Had he been caught in the USA he’d be in serious trouble and likely end up in jail for good length of time.. Up here, he’ll get a slap on the hand, maybe a fine and an opportunity to go to Thunder Bay to apply for welfare!

    1. Absolutely!! What a joke to be free with a crime like that. If he can’t get welfare more then likely he will get ODSP like half of the addicts in town. I’m sure he can find a dealer job until his check comes in.

      Thanks for the awesome news stories Pino it must get overwhelming at times.

  2. How likely is it that this fine fellow will even return to Canada for his court date. He should have been held until his charges are dealt with as these are federal offences subject to a jail term upon conviction. It almost a certainty he has already returned to the states. I imagine he would still be in jail if he was caught bring cocaine, crack and pot into the US.

  3. Pino,
    Please do a follow up of this story and let us know if he actually shows up for court in Fort Frances on June 10th.

    Is this what Doug Ford meanโ€™t when he said
    โ€œOntarioโ€™s Open For Businessโ€!!!

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