Area OPP Police Press Releases

Another Meth Bust In Wingham

(NORTH HURON, ON) –On Sunday, October 2, 2022 at approximately 7:43 p.m. a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer initiated a traffic stop of a car on Victoria Street in Wingham. 

A driver’s licence query was conducted on the driver and it revealed the driver held a suspended driver’s licence. Upon learning this information the investigating officer arrested the driver and searched the vehicle. 

Upon searching the vehicle officers located drug paraphernalia, trafficking materials, suspected anabolic steroids and currency. A further search revealed the passenger to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. 

The driver, Dana WHEELER, 41 years of age from Durham and the passenger Joseph BEVAN, 36 years of age from Mildmay were both charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking – Methamphetamine & Possession of a Schedule IV Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking. 

Both have since been released from custody with court dates scheduled for November 21, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

Any person with information regarding drug trafficking activity in your community should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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