Drug Investigations Lead to Arrests

Posted on Tuesday May 07, 2019

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit and Crime Suppression Unit had been conducting investigations into drug distribution in Sault Ste. Marie and area. As a result of those investigations search warrants were executed at several locations in Sault Ste. Marie. 

On April 26th, 2019 officers with the Drug Enforcement Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, Canine Unit, Patrol Services, the Community Oriented Response Team and the Break and Enter Unit arrested 49 year old Shawn Kukelka of Forest Avenue.

 

The following items were located: 

 

.22 Calibre Semi-Automatic Long Gun

.22 Calibre Bolt Action Long Gun

Handheld Stun Gun

4 rounds of .22 Calibre ammunition

A quantity of cash

35 Morphine Pills

100 Fentanyl Capsules

36 Oxycodone Pills

18 Buprenorphine

442 Vyvanse Capsules

120 Biphentin Capsules

The value of the drugs seized is valued at approximately $14,320.

 

Shawn Kukelka is charged with; 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x6

Possession of a Controlled Substance x5

Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm x2

Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

Knowingly Possessing an Unauthorized Firearm x2

Knowingly Possessing an Unauthorized Weapon

Possession of a Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order x3

Possession of Property obtained by Crime 

 

On April 28th, April 2019, officers with the Drug Enforcement Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, and Patrol Services arrested two individuals form Northwestern Ontario and seized a quantity of cash and approximately 262.32 grams of cocaine, valued at approximately $26,000. 

 

On April 30th, 2019 officers with the Drug Enforcement Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, Canine Unit and Emergency Services Unit arrested; 

Cody Cuthbertson of Cambridge Place

Barry Tennant of Cambridge Place

Zoe Williamson of Albert Street East

Jovaugh Douglas-Edwards of Sunrise Ridge Stouffville, Ontario

Handel Hippolyte of Wilson Street, Toronto, Ontario

Shamar Thomas of Misty Hill Trail, Scarbourough , Ontario.

 

The following items were located:

 

Approximately 77.42g of Fentanyl

Approximately 16.03g of crack cocaine

Approximately 7g of methamphetamine

Approximately 55.97 g cocaine powder

Approximately 11.28g heroin

4 Morphine capsules

A quantity of cash

2 prohibited weapons

A quantity of ammuntion

The value of the drugs seized is approximately $52,362

 

Cody Cuthbertson is charged with: 

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x3

Possession of a Controlled Substance x2

Possession of a Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order x3

 

Zoe Williamson is charged with:

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x3

Possession of a Controlled Substance x2

 

Barry Tennant is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance

Jovaugh Douglas-Edwards is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

Handel Hippolyte is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2

Shamar Thomas is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and resist arrest

 

All of the individuals arrested were sent to bail court.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can also submit an anonymous web tip using the following link, please click here or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637. Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg & Data Rates May Apply. See Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use. Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $2000 for tips that lead to an arrest. Visit our website for more information: www.saultcrimestoppers.com.

Contact information:
Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, 580 Second Line East, Sault Ste. Marie ON P6B 4K1. (705) 949-6300 or info@ssmps.org

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