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Hawkesbury traffic stop leads to drug charges

On Friday December 4, 2020 at 11:35 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP officer was conducting a general patrol in the Town of Hawkesbury, and intercepted a silver 2007 Dodge Charger on John Street.

 The traffic stop resulted in locating illicit drugs inside the vehicle. The driver and the passenger were arrested and a search led to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, syringes with morphine, crack cocaine and other drugs with paraphernalia, as well as Canadian currency.

The 39 year-old driver and a 52 year-old passenger, both of Hawkesbury, Ontario, were 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 – Cocaine

– Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

– Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking- Other Drugs (2 counts)

The passenger VERNIER was also charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Resist Peace Officer

– Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 – in Canada

– Fail to Comply with Probation Order

The accused were later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on December 30, 2020.

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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