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Three arrested, $20K in drugs seized in wake of Port Sydney probe

Victim called OPP saying he was threatened and robbed at gun point, prompting police to chase accused until vehicle was stopped in Bracebridge
2021-10-01 OPP Port Sydney seized items
Police seized weapons and suspected drugs as part of a robbery investigation on Port Sydney.
The Huntsville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged a 28-year-old female, a 24-year-old male, and a 21-year-old male as a result of a robbery investigation.

On Sept. 30, 2021 the Huntsville OPP initiated an investigation into a robbery that occurred at a residence located on Muskoka Rd 10, in the village of Port Sydney.

The victim contacted police reporting that he had just been threatened and robbed at gun point. Prior to police arrival the three accused fled in a car travelling southbound on Highway 11. The car was located going southbound on Highway 11 in the area of Cedar Lane, Bracebridge where it was stopped by members of the Bracebridge OPP Detachment.

Further investigation resulted in police locating and seizing the following:

  • Loaded 9mm handgun with prohibited magazine and 11 rounds of ammunition
  • 1,375 methamphetamine tablets
  • 133 grams powder cocaine
  • 9 grams methamphetamine
  • 30 grams of brown fentanyl
  • 168 tablets of 5mg oxycodone
  • Various prescription medications
  • Four cellphones
  • $500 cash
  • Two prohibited flick knives

The street value of the drugs is approximately $20,000.

As a result, Collin Pike-Fournier, 24, of Scarborough, Joseph Degrace, 21, of Oshawa and Rebecca Jones, 28, of Pickering have been charged with the following offences:

  • S. 344(1)(b) C.C.C. - Robbery with weapon
  • S. 86(1) C.C.C. - Careless storage of firearm
  • S. 91(1) C.C.C. - Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • S. 92(1) C.C.C. - Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • S. 88 C.C.C. - Possession of prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose
  • S. 95(a) C.C.C. - Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • S. 95(b) C.C.C. - Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm
  • S. 108(1)(b) C.C.C. - Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • S. 94 C.C.C. - Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • S. 5(2) CDSA - Two counts of possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - methamphetamine
  • S. 5(2) CDSA - Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine
  • S. 5(2) CDSA - Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - opioid (other than heroin) (fentanyl)
  • S. 5(2) CDSA - Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - opioid (other than heroin) (oxycodone)
  • S. 354(1)(a) C.C.C. - Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000 in Canada

Further, Collin Pike-Fournier and Joseph Degrace have been charged with:

  • S. 264.1(1)(a) C.C.C. - Two counts of uttering threats - cause death or bodily harm

Additionally Pike-Fournier was found to be bound by conditions of three recognizance of bails and has been charged with:

  • Seven counts of S. 145(5)(a) C.C.C. - Failure to comply with release order

The victim of this robbery sustained minor injuries.

The three accused were held for a bail hearing scheduled on Oct. 1, 2021. Each of the accused was held in custody with their next scheduled court date set for Oct. 6, 2021 in the Ontario Court of Justice Huntsville.