(TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE, ON) – On June 8, 2017, the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with assistance of the Wellington County Community Street Crime Unit, the West Region Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) and the Emergency Response Team (ERT), executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a property on Sligo Road East in the Township of Southgate (east of Mount Forest).

As a result of the execution of the search warrant, police seized cannabis marihuana, cannabis resin, and methamphetamine.  Police also seized offence related property, stolen property and three firearms.

56-year old Alan Leslie SPAHR, of the Township of Southgate, was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of cannabis marihuana
  • Possession of cannabis resin
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm (x3)
  • Careless Storage of Firearm (x3)

46-year old Tracey Lynn REID, of the Township of Southgate, was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of cannabis marihuana
  • Possession of cannabis resin
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm (x3)
  • Careless Storage of Firearm (x3)
  • Breach of Probation (x3) (Possession of Firearm)

59-year old Ronald Edward MCCANNELL, of the Township of Southgate, was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of cannabis marihuana
  • Possession of cannabis resin
  • Production of Marihuana
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Breach of Probation (x2).

All three accused are scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on July 20, 2017.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a secure web-tip at www.crimestoppersgb.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.