Hawkesbury OPP seize drugs in McGill Street traffic stop

On Friday December 11, 2020 at approximately 9:20 p.m., two Hawkesbury OPP Constables were on patrol in the Town of Hawkesbury when they intercepted a black 2007 Mazda 3 on McGill Street.

Investigation revealed that the driver was in violation of his court conditions. The driver was arrested and a further search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine.

Officers seized more than 5,290 methamphetamine (speed) tablets.

The driver, a 25 year-old man from Victoriaville Québec, was arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with “Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine”.

He was also charged under the Cannabis Act with “Possession of over 30 grams dried cannabis (or equivalent) in a public place”, and under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court – (3 counts)”

The driver was kept in custody pending his court hearing in L’Orignal.

James Morgan

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