KITCHENER, ON, Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - On December 13, 2017, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Kitchener Detachment arrested a male and executed search warrants in Cambridge in relation to Project OGROMMET. The search warrants were executed at a business on Montrose Street and at a residence on Hawthorne Drive.
Seized as a result of the arrest and searches was approximately 50 pounds of marihuana bud, 7 pounds of Shatter (a cannabinoid with 80% plus THC content), $39,000 cash and three vehicles with a value of approximately $100,000. Value of the drugs seized is estimated at $300,000.
Buddy Franck Jr., 42, and Gertrude Tracey Hann, 46, both of Hawthorne Drive in Cambridge were jointly charged with the following offences:
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Laundering Proceeds of Crime, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Conspiring to Traffic a Controlled substance, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Possession of a Controlled Substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Conspiracy to Commit, Attempt to Commit, or being accessory after the fact to the commission of, or any counselling in relation to any of the above offences, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
Buddy Franck Jr and Tracey Hann are scheduled to appear in court on January 19, 2018. Both will appear at the Waterloo Region Court House in Kitchener.
S/Sgt. Fuhrman, detachment commander of the Kitchener RCMP stated: "The RCMP is committed to protecting the community from the threats of illegal drug trafficking and associated illegal activities such possession of property obtained by crime and money laundering." The RCMP would like to thank the Waterloo Regional Police Service for their valued assistance with this investigation.
Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local police, the RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information: Sgt Penny Hermann, RCMP "O" Division Media Relations, 905-876-9571 office, 416-992-4409 cell phone