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NewsNewsThree Haliburton County residents charged in theft anddrug ring

Three Haliburton County residents charged in theft anddrug ring

By Staff

Three Haliburton County residents havebeen arrested and charged by Haliburton Highlands OPP as part of an investigation into a theft anddrug ring.

A Nov. 1 press release from theHaliburton Highlands OPP says detectives in the community streetcrime unit are currently investigating a number of suspects in amulti-jurisdictional theft and drug operation.

According to the release “policehave been piecing together information regarding thefts and drugsconnecting Haliburton County Muskoka and Bancroft areas” sinceSeptember 2019.

“To date officers have recoveredskid steers trailers boats and snowmobiles among other items” aspart of the ongoing investigation says the release.

Both a 38-year-old Minden Hillsresident and 28-year-old Minden Hills resident were arrested andcharged with two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon;possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 and threecounts of possession of controlled substances – two counts ofcodeine and one of cocaine.

A 42-year-old Dysart et al resident wasarrested and charged with four counts of theft over $5000; twocounts of theft under $5000; possession of property obtained bycrime over $5000; possession of property obtained by crime under$5000 and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

The three accused will be makingseparate appearances in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay.

If you have information on these theftsor suspects please contact the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of theOPP at (705) 286-1431 the Provincial Communication Centre at (888)310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 with your information.You may submit a tip online at .