A 70-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman, both of Vankleek Hill, have been arrested and charged in connection with a drug, contraband cigarette and stolen firearms seizure in Champlain Township.

On Tuesday January 9, 2018, members of the Cornwall Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), assisted by the East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Canine Unit, executed a sarch warrant in the Champlain Township, resulting in the seizure of contraband cigarettes, cannabis marihuana, methamphetamine, hydromorphone contin and morphine, Canadian currency, and drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking. OPP also seized three  stolen firearms with ammunitions.
The combined value of the seized property is estimated at more than $44,300.00.
A 70-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman, both of Vankleek Hill, Ontario were arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with the following sections:
– Possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of Trafficking- under 3 kg
– Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking- Other Drugs – (3 counts)

They were also charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following offences:
– Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – in Canada

– Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition – (3 counts)
– Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – (3 counts)
– Trafficking in Contraband Tobacco
The man was not released and was kept for a bail hearing on January 10, 2018 at L’Orignal court. He was then released pending his next court date scheduled on January 24, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal.
The woman was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on January 31, 2018.
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