Meth Bust – MAURER, HOOPER

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(Kirkland Lake, ON) – The Northeast Region Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged two people with drug related offences.

On April 5, 2024, members of the Northeast CSCU of the OPP, executed a search warrant at a residence on Main Street and at a residence on Premier Avenue West in the Town of Kirkland Lake.

A search of the residences resulted in police seizing drugs suspected to be cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and Canadian currency.

As a result of the investigation, Michael MAURER, 47-years-old, of Kirkland Lake was charged with:        

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine

·      Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Richard HOOPER, 44-years-old, of Kirkland Lake was charged with:

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine

Both accused persons have been released and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on May 2, 2024.