NORTH BAY – Part of an ongoing joint investigation, a Carp resident was one of three arrested in North Bay Sunday (Feb. 28) driving two vehicles full of illicit drugs.

“On Feb. 28, two vehicles were stopped in North Bay, as a result of a joint investigation involving Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Drugs and Street Crime Unit, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau and the North Bay Police Service Street Crime Unit,” the OPS released in a statement today (March 2). “Officers seized a large quantity of drugs, suspected to be purple fentanyl and cocaine.”

The street value of the drugs is estimated to be more than $116,000.  The drugs seized are to be submitted to Health Canada for analysis.

“Project Northern Lights, supported through funding provided by the Ontario government, Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario resulted in the arrest of three people,” the OPS said.

Abel Solano-Santana, 42 of Ottawa was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA);
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA; and
  • Failure to Comply with Release Order contrary to the Criminal Code.

“The accused was remanded into custody pending bail and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on March 4,” the OPS said.

Nadine Stanley, 35 of Carp, was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA; and
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA.

“The accused was remanded into custody pending bail and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on March 2,” the OPS said.

Samantha Stanley, 28 of Ottawa was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Other Drugs contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA; and
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code. 

“The accused was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on April 6,” the OPS said.

The OPS encourages everyone to report drug offences by contacting the Ottawa Police Drug Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5080. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca