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Police seize cocaine, cash during downtown drug bust

Eight people were arrested as a result, including four from Orilllia
2021-05-03 - Mississaga St drug bust
Items seized.

Members of the Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid numerous drug charges as a result of an ongoing drug investigation which led to the execution of search warrants on two residences in the City of Orillia.  

On April 30, 2021, shortly after midnight, members of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and uniformed officers executed two search warrants, one on a residence on West Street and the other on an apartment on Mississaga Street, Orillia. 

Eight people found in the two residences were arrested and six have been charged after searches resulted in the seizure of quantities of cocaine and Canadian currency.

As a result, the following individuals have been charged:   

  • John Blais, age 50, of Orillia 
  • Kara Doyle, age 27, of Orillia 
  • Kevin Marius, age 18, of Oakville 
  • Larry Randell, age 40, of Orillia 
  • Amanda Zimmerman, age 28, of Orillia 
  • A young person, age 17, of North York  

All have been charged with:   

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine 
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000  

The five adults were released on Form 10 Undertakings and are set to appear on June 29, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.  

The young person was held for a bail hearing and the two individuals who were not charged were released unconditionally.  

The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia, by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or report minor occurrences online by visiting

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