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Arrests and charges related to drug trafficking in Hawkesbury

SEARCH WARRANTS EXECUTED

On March 1, 2019, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed a Search Warrant in the Town of Hawkesbury, resulting in the seizure of methamphetamine, Canadian currency, and drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking.

A 47-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both of Hawkesbury Ontario, were arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with “Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking- Other Drugs”.

The man was also charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 – in Canada”.

He was arrested in Project Amberjack back on February 6, 2019, for two counts of trafficking methamphetamine (speed) tablets.

He was not released and was kept for a bail hearing at L’Orignal court. He was then scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on March 27, 2019.

The woman was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on March 27, 2019.

The OPP says it is committed to taking illegal drugs off the streets and to keeping communities safe. This initiative is not done, according to the OPP, which will continue to pursue local drug dealers.

Another search warrant results in arrests

On March 21, 2019, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), assisted by the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), the East Region Emergency Response Teams (ERT), and the OPP Canine Unit (K9), executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Search Warrant in the Town of Hawkesbury, resulting in the seizure of methamphetamine (speed) tablets, cocaine, crystal meth, Canadian currency, and drug paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking. OPP also seized three Semi-Automatic Firearms.

A 35-year-old man of Hawkesbury Ontario, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order – (3 counts)

– Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – (3 counts)

– Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking Given by Officer in Charge

– Breach of Firearms Regulation-Store firearm or restricted weapon

He was also charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with “Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking- Other Drugs”.

He was arrested in Project Amberjack back on February 6, 2019, for trafficking methamphetamine (speed) tablets.

A 36-year-old Kingston man was arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with the following sections:

– Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking- Other Drugs

– Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine

– Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Other Drugs

He was also charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 – in Canada”.

Both accused were not released and kept for a bail hearing at L’Orignal court. They were then scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on April 16 and May 1, 2019.

 Impaired drivers

On February 21, 2019 at approximately 11 p.m., Russell OPP Officer Bruneau intercepted a white 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck for speeding on County Road 19 in the Alfred-Plantagenet Township.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had operated his motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs.

As a result, the driver, a 38-year-old Wendover man was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)”.

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

He was later released and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on March 13, 2019.

Cannabis offense

On March 2, 2019 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP officer Beausoleil was conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative on Main Street in the Town of Hawkesbury, when a white Ford F-150 stopped at the checkpoint.

The traffic stop resulted in locating marihuana in an opened container inside the vehicle.

The 48 year-old driver was issued a Provincial Offence Notice, charged under the Cannabis Control Act with “Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available”.

Rockland man charged with impaired driving

On Tuesday March 19, 2019 shortly after 10 a.m., Hawkesbury OPP officer D. Sauve attended the L’Orignal Court for a possible impaired driver, sitting in a grey 2018 Toyota Corolla parked near the Court House.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had operated his motor vehicle with blood alcohol content over 80 mgs.

Consequently, the driver, a 62-year-old man from Rockland, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)”.

The vehicle was seized for seven days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

He was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on April 17, 2019.


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Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!
Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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