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The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with drug possession, weapons and driving offences stemming from an incident that occurred during the morning hours of June 15th in the vicinity of the McIntyre Arena in Schumacher.

While completing crime abatement patrols, a Timmins Police officer observed a black Nissan passenger vehicle being driven in a suspicious manner with a blacked out licence plate cover in  the McIntyre Arena parking lot.

A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was interviewed by the Timmins Police officer.

Open containers of beer were observed in plain view within the vehicle.

A driver’s licence verification revealed that the driver is currently under suspension in the province of Ontario.

The driver was subsequently arrested and taken into police custody.

A search of the vehicle resulted in quantities of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and a weapon being located within the vehicle and seized as evidence by the Timmins Police Service.

Approximately $5000.00 in methamphetamine was seized by police.

As a result of the incident, Chester BLOUIN, 24, of Timmins, has been charged with:

  • Driving while under suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Drive with Obstructed Plate contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Drive – No Clear View to front contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.
  • Possession of a Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances act
  • Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

BLOUIN was released from police custody on the strength of an Undertaking that compels him to attend at the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins on August 30th to answer to the charges laid against him.