Whether it was luck, good old fashioned police work, or both, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police arrested three Timmins residents and seized $200,000 worth of illegal drugs from their vehicle on Sunday.
According to police, 911 operators received a call from cell phone traveling on Highway 11, that was dropped for whatever reason. According to OPP spokesperson Cost. Michelle Simard, this is not an uncommon occurrence since calls can be dropped by bad cell reception or people accidentally “pocket dial” 911.
When this happens, police use technology at their disposal to try to find out what area the call was made from and then set up traffic stops to try and find the caller to see if they need assistance. It was during one of these stops that officers found the trio and their alleged supply of methamphetamine, methylenedioxyamphetamine (ecstasy) and cannabis resin.
Dustin Donovan, 27, Danielle Moreau, 30, and Marcel Perron, 50, are all facing one count each of trafficking meth, ecstasy, and cannabis resin.
Donovan is also facing two counts of failing to comply with recognizance, possession of stolen property and driving without a license.
Perron is being charged with allowing an unlicensed person to drive his car, and with possession of cocaine.
Moreau received an additional charge of not wearing a seatbelt.
None of these charges have been tested in court.
Source: Timmins Press