Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Hawkesbury detachment stopped a Dodge Charger on John Street at about 11:35 p.m. on Friday, December 4. In a statement, the OPP said illicit drugs were found inside the car, and the driver and passenger of the Charger were arrested and searched.
Police said suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, syringes with morphine, crack cocaine and other drugs with paraphernalia, as well as Canadian currency, were found during the search. Andrew Savenco, 39, and Denis Vernier, 52, both from Hawkesbury, were each charged with four counts of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, with one count each for cocaine and methamphetamine, and two counts for other drugs.
Officers also charged Vernier with resisting a peace officer, possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000, and fail to comply with probation order.
The pair were released and are due to face the Ontario Court of Justice on December 30.
Meanwhile, a man from Victoriaville, Quebec, was arrested and charged after police found more than 5000 suspected speed tablets in a car on December 11. Police stopped a Mazda 3 on McGill Street at about 9.20 p.m. on Friday, December 11 and found the driver was in violation of their court conditions.
The officers arrested the driver and searched the car, finding more than 5290 tablets of suspected methamphetamine. Nicholas Crevier, 25, was charged with possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine, possession of over 30g dried cannabis in a public place, and failure to comply with release order - other than to attend court.
He was held in custody until his court hearing in L’Orignal.