Community Drug Action Team member from Fort Frances detachment assisted by members of the Drug Enforcement and the Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act Search Warrant Print

The Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit consists of members from The Thunder Bay Police Service, The O.P.P.- Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, The R.C.M.P., The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and The Anishinabek Police Service.

Originating Service: Ontario Provincial Police, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Drug Enforcement Unit.

Date of Release: 23 Sep 2011

On September 22, 2011, the Community Drug Action Team member from Fort Frances detachment assisted by members of the Drug Enforcement and the Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act Search Warrant at a residence in the 600 block of Scott Street, Fort Frances.

While executing the warrant the male resident fled on foot and was quickly apprehended in a nearby home by the Canine Unit.

A female resident was arrested on site.

Officers seized approximately 7 pounds of marihuana along with a small amount of Oxycodone and Hydro-morphine.

Officers requested the assistance of members of the Ministry of Natural Resources when they discovered an illegal quantity of Walleye in the residence.

The Ministry of Natural Resources is investigating.

Street value of the drugs seized is approximately $65,000.00

Charged are:

Kevin HOUSE, 33 years of age, of Fort Frances with: 

Possession of Marihuana for the Purposes of Trafficking

Possession of Oxycodone

Possession of Hydro-morphine

Unlawfully in a Dwelling House

Laura WICKSTROM, 27 years of age, of Fort Frances with: 

Possession of Marihuana for the Purposes of Trafficking

Possession of Oxycodone

Possession of Hydro-morphine

Obstruction of Justice

Kevin HOUSE was held in custody.  Laura WICKSTROM was released and will appear before the courts on October 31, 2011.

For Further Information Contact:
Name: Detective Sergeant Randy Belluz
Phone Number: 807-476-2019