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Eight people charged after Fort Frances OPP meet resistance while making an arrest

Several of the accused were also arrested in June after a major drug trafficking investigation.
Fort Frances OPP bldg
The Rainy River District detachment of the OPP is located in Fort Frances (Min. of the Solicitor General)

FORT FRANCES, Ont. — The attempted arrest of one person in Fort Frances escalated into an assault on an officer and charges being laid against half a dozen adult residents of the border town, as well as two youths.

The incident happened in the afternoon of Aug. 19.

An officer was working on Portage Avenue when he spotted a man for whom an arrest warrant had been issued.

When he attempted to apprehend him, multiple persons interfered, and the officer was assaulted with a weapon.

His police vehicle was also damaged by a number of individuals.

During the investigation, police seized an Airsoft lookalike handgun, a stun gun, methamphetamine, Fentanyl, hydromorphone capsules and about $8,000 in currency.

Charges against male and female accused persons include obstructing an officer, resisting a police officer, intimidation of a justice official, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prohibited device, possession of proceeds of crime, mischief, and failure to comply with a release order.

Several of the accused were also arrested in June after a lengthy drug-trafficking investigation that resulted in the seizure of more than half a million dollars in drugs and $70,000 in cash.

Charges have also been laid against two youths.

OPP say the case remains an active investigation, and that more individuals may be arrested.




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