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.