RCMP bust Owen Sound area company for production and distribution of steroids

March 6, 2017
Toronto, Ontario

News release

(Toronto, ON – March 6, 2017) – On March 2nd, 2017, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Serious and Organized Crime Section with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau West, Owen Sound Police Service and Canada Border Services Agency, arrested two Sauble Beach residents for illicit production and trafficking in steroids and other regulated pharmaceuticals.

After a two month long investigation, it is alleged the two individuals imported and distributed the controlled substances from a business in Owen Sound. Search warrants were executed at a residence in Sauble Beach and a business premise in Owen Sound where multi kilos of steroids and other substances were seized as well as sophisticated production equipment and a prohibited firearm.

As a result of the investigation charged are:

Michael KIDD, 35 years old:

  • Importing and trafficking of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of methamphetamine, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm, contrary to the Criminal Code

Sarah POSTHUMUS, 30 years old:

  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of methamphetamine, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breach of Recognizance, contrary to the Criminal Code

Both Mr. KIDD and Ms. POSTHUMUS appeared at Ontario Court of Justice, Owen Sound, ON on March 3rd, 2017 to face their charges. Mr. KIDD will next appear in court Monday, March 6th and Ms. POSTHUMUS will appear Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.

"A key supply chain that distributed large amounts steroids has been disrupted. Those who produce and traffic in illicit drugs put persons health and safety at risk. The RCMP remains fully committed to enforcing laws against illicit drugs to their fullest extent" – said Inspector Kevin NICHOLSON, RCMP Toronto West Detachment, Serious and Organized Crime.

Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local police, the RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Sgt. Penny HERMANN,
RCMP Media Relations
RCMP "O" Division
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