On August 3, 2016, a 32 year old Durham man was intercepted by West Grey Police and found to be in possession of a weapon and a large sum of money, along with numerous suspected illicit drugs including, approximately 50 grams of Fentanyl, 632 grams of marijuana, and large assortment of pills, methamphetamine and cocaine. Subsequent to Police investigation, Michael Duregger was charged with multiple weapon and drug charges.
In a West Grey Police Service media release, on January 31, Duregger attended the Walkerton Courthouse where he was sentenced to five years in prison after he pled guilty to being in Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and being in Possession of Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.
Duregger was sentenced to 1,825 days of incarceration. The Crown told the court that a conservative estimated value of the drugs had they been sold by the ounce, would be $6,000.
West Grey Police Service remains committed to drug prevention and enforcement. Members of the public are asked to contact Police or Crime Stoppers with any information of suspected drug activity and to call 911 in case of any emergency.
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