Hamilton Man Charged Following Raid
HAMILTON, ON, May 4 /CNW/ - Police have charged a Hamilton man in
connection with illegally supplying drugs and medications to the horse
Members of the OPP's Ontario Racing Commission Investigations Unit of
the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau supported by members of the
Burlington OPP, Hamilton Police Service, and the Agriculture
Investigations Unit of the Ministry of Natural Resources, executed four
Search Warrants on May 3, 2011.
Police searched two vehicles, a residence, and a business known as "#1
Tack Shop" for evidence of illegal equine drug sales and manufacturing
as regulated by the federal Food and Drugs Act. Police seized regulated equine drugs and substances, equine drug
manufacturing equipment, computer equipment, and documents in
connection with the investigation.
Alain Lamontagne, age 48, of Hamilton, Ontario is charged with three
counts related to improper labelling and production of drugs under the Food and Drugs Act and operating a motor vehicle without a licence contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
Mr. Lamontagne was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions
including not attending at facilities where racehorses are stabled. He
is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice at 45 Main St.,
Hamilton on June 8, 2011.
The investigation continues.
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SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Det. Sgt. Steve Schandlen
OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau - Central