The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) has seized a variety of illegal drugs in Prescott, with one person facing charges.
On January 12, 2021, members of the Street Crime Unit, assisted by the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence on Wood Street East in Prescott.
Officers seized a quantity of suspected cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine and cannabis. They also seized a machete, a high-powered rifle style pellet gun and items associated with drug trafficking. One person was arrested at the scene.
A male, age 31 of Prescott has been charged with:
Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) sec. 5(2) – three counts
Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose – Criminal Code (CC) sec. 88
Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a Prohibition Order – CC sec. 117.01(1)
Fail to comply with a Probation Order – CC sec. 733.1(1)
The accused was held for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on January 12, 2021.
The investigation is continuing.